Mayor (Councillor Marianne Saliba)
Deputy Mayor (Councillor John Murray)
Councillor Kellie Marsh (chosen by Council)
Councillor (chosen by the General Manager)
External Facilitator (appointed as required)
Executive Manager / Public Officer
Four times per year or as required
The performance of the general manager must be reviewed at least annually against the agreed performance criteria for the position. Council may also choose to undertake more frequent interim reviews of the general manager’s performance.
Council is to establish a performance review panel and delegate the task of performance reviews of the general manager to this panel. It is recommended by the Division of Local Government (guidelines) that the whole process of performance management be delegated to the performance review panel, including discussions about performance, any actions that should be taken and the determination of the new performance agreement.
Performance review panels should comprise the mayor, the deputy mayor, another councillor nominated by council and a councillor nominated by the general manager. Panel members will be trained in the performance management of general managers.
The role of the review panel includes:
- conducting performance reviews
- reporting the findings and recommendations of those reviews to council
- development of the performance agreement
The council and the general manager may agree on the involvement of an external facilitator to assist with the process of performance appraisal and the development of new performance plans. This person should be selected by the council or the performance review panel. All councillors not on the panel can contribute to the process by providing feedback to the mayor on the general manager’s performance.
All councillors will be notified of relevant dates in the performance review cycle and be kept advised of the panel’s findings and recommendations.
Note: The General Manager has indicated that he has chosen not to exercise the option of choosing a council representative at this stage, however he reserves the right to do so in the future.