The Footpath Trading By-Law – By-Law No. 1 of 2022 was published in a Special Government Gazette dated 12 October 2022.
A council, in writing, may delegate with or without conditions to the general manager, any of its functions or powers under any Act: s.22 Local Government Act 1993 (subject to restrictions).
The general manager, in writing, may delegate to an employee of the council (a) any functions or powers under any Act, other than this power of delegation; and (b) any functions or powers delegated by the council which the council authorised the general manager to delegate: s.64 Local Government Act 1993.
If an Act confers a power on a person to delegate a function or power, the person may, in accordance with the Act, delegate the function or power to (a) a person by name; or (b) the holder of a particular office or position by reference to the title of the office or position concerned, whether or not the office or position is vacant at the time of the delegation: s.23AA(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931.
If a function or power is delegated to a particular officer or the holder of a particular office or position (a) the delegation does not cease to have effect merely because the person who was the particular officer or the holder of the particular office or position when the function or power was delegated ceases to be that officer or the holder of that office or position; and (b) the function or power may be performed or exercised by the person for the time being occupying or acting in the office or position concerned: s.23AA(5) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931.
A function or power that has been delegated may, notwithstanding the delegation, be exercised by the delegator: s.23AA(6) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931.
Each delegation or authorisation is subject to:
a) the conditions or restrictions (if any) referred to;
b) such policies, policy guidelines and directions as the Council may from time to time approve; and
c) the Council’s By-laws or the provisions of any Act.
A copy of the Delegations Register can be found here.