As per Section 227 of the Local Government Act (2008) and in accordance with good governance principals to ensure decision making is transparent and accountable, some decisions made by Council are reviewable.
A reviewable decision is one that council, a council committee or local board will review if a community member brings to council's attention a substantial reason as to why the decision should be reviewed.
The following categories of decisions are designated as reviewable:
- a decision by the council or a council committee to reject an application for correction of an entry in the assessment record (Section 154(6));
- a regulatory order (Section 196);
- a decision to refuse to suppress a person's name or address (or both) from publicly available material (Section 201(5)).