Reviewable Decisions have administrative review provisions to enable an affected external party who disagrees with certain Decisions made by Council, its Committees, or Staff Members to seek a review of the Decision.
- Certain decisions of Council or its Committees are prescribed by the Local Government Act 2019 as reviewable;
- Administrative Decisions made by Council staff are reviewable e.g. Regulatory Orders;
- Freedom of Information decisions are also reviewable.
Depending on the matter, an administrative review can be carried out by Council, one of its Committees, or a senior Council Staff Member. Administrative reviews are carried out to ascertain whether or not a decision was made:
- In accordance with applicable law;
- In the public interest;
- In accordance with any applicable guidelines;
- Taking into account any additional and extenuating circumstances.
There are three (3) possible outcomes from an administrative review:
- The decision is affirmed (it stands as originally made);
- The decision is overturned in part (the decision stands, but with changes);
- The decision is overturned in full (the decision is stopped, and a new decision will be made in its place).
To discuss the administrative review process or to lodge an application for a Review of a Decision, please do so in writing via email.