In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council may establish committees to assist in the performance of its functions, including providing advice to Council.
The membership of these committees will be determined by Council and may include persons who are not members of Council.
The Yorke Peninsula Council has formed two principal committees to meet statutory obligations. The principal committee meetings are scheduled in line with their Terms of Reference. The principal committees are:
- Council Assessment Panel
- Audit Committee
- Sec 101 Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee
In addition, Council also has ten informal working parties who’s purpose is to provide feedback/recommendations to the Council on any matter the Council may deem necessary, including:
- Access Advisory Working Party
- Art Exhibition Working Party
- Bush Camping Working Party
- Coastal Management Strategy Working Party
- Roads Working Party
Agendas and minutes for these committees are publicly available.
Building Fire Safety Committee
The Building Fire Safety Committee is charged with the responsibility for all matters arising under Section 71 of the Development Act 1993 which are of a building fire safety nature.
Pursuant to Section 71(19) of the Development Act 1993 the Council establishes a body to be known as the Yorke Peninsula Building Fire Safety Committee (“Building Fire Safety Committee”) for the purposes of acting as “the appropriate authority” (as the term is defined in the Development Act, 1993) in respect of all building fire safety matters.
Annual reporting to Council on the activities of the committee are presented in the Council Agenda.
Refer here for the Building Fire Safety Committee Terms of Reference.