Councils serve to provide effective local and democratic government to the community.
Lismore City Council is composed of 11 elected Councillors, including a Mayor elected by the public, who will serve until September 2024.
Councils' powers are derived from the Local Government Act 1993 and other acts passed by the NSW parliament.
Councillors make decisions on policy, budget priorities, and services and works to be provided during the year, using the majority voting system, with the Mayor having a casting vote in case of a tie.
Councillors adopted the following Codes of Conduct in 2023.
Code of Conduct - Councillors(PDF, 1024KB)
Code of Conduct - Committees(PDF, 889KB)
Code of Conduct - Staff(PDF, 919KB)
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 Access Application
There are four positions that make up the executive team of Council: the General Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Community Officer. Each executive oversees a team of managers who are responsible for the coordination of different functions within the organisation.
General Manager: Jon Gibbons
Chief Financial Officer: Kristian Enevoldson
Chief Operating Officer: Dr Brendan Logan
Chief Community Officer: Eber Butron
What we do
Councils' functions are outlined in the Local Government Act 1993 and include:
- providing adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities to the community,
- exercising community leadership, promoting cultural diversity and advocating for and planning for the needs of children,
- managing, developing, protecting, restoring, enhancing and conserving the environment of the area,
- considering the long-term and cumulative effects of its decisions, acting as custodian and trustee of public assets, and facilitating the involvement of councillors, members of the public, facility and service users, and council staff in the development, improvement and coordination of local government,
- raising funds for local purposes, keeping the community and state government informed about its activities, and acting consistently and without bias in the exercise of regulatory functions and being a responsible employer.
Council’s Code of Conduct and the Information and Privacy Commissions Guideline 1: For Local Councils on the disclosure of information contained in the returns disclosing the interest of councillors and designated persons developed under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) require the Pecuniary Interest Returns that are completed by Councillors and Designated staff annually to be published on Council's website:
- Additional Pecuniary Interest Returns - Councillors 2022 (PDF, 1MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Councillors 2022(PDF, 8MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Councillors 2021(PDF, 11MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Councillors 2020(PDF, 4MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Councillors 2019(PDF, 4MB)
- Additional Pecuniary Interest Returns - Staff Members 2022(PDF, 4MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Designated Staff Members 2022(PDF, 19MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Designated Staff Members 2021(PDF, 25MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Designated Staff Members 2020(PDF, 6MB)
- Pecuniary Interest Returns - Designated Staff Members 2019(PDF, 3MB)
The following personal information has been redacted pursuant to S6(4) and 14(2) table 3(a) of the GIPA Act. See also clause 3.5 of Guideline 1 from each of the Pecuniary Interest Returns :
- Councillors and Designated Staff members’ place of residence; and
- Councillors and Designated Staff members’ signature details.
Outgoing correspondence from Lismore City Council that requires a signature will be digitally signed in accordance with best-practice recordkeeping and governance procedures. For more information please read our Corporate Procedure – Signing Outgoing Correspondence(PDF, 164KB).