Standing Committee D

Purpose, responsibilities and powers

The Committee was established on 23 October 2019 as a separate committee to focus on all matters when under Section 175E(6) of the Local Government Act 2009 the majority of Councillors are declaring an interest in accordance with 175D.

Council has resolved that, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, the Committee has the delegated authority to consider, assess, and decide any matters relating to Cairns Regional Council which may be delegated by Council to the Committee from time to time.


The Committee, being a standing committee of Council, has no external members. Until determined otherwise by resolution of Council, the Committee members are:

  • Mayor Bob Manning (Chair)
  • Cr Cathy Zeiger (Deputy Chair)
  • Cr Terry James
  • Cr Brett Olds

Conduct of meetings

Meetings of the Committee will be open to the public unless the Committee is discussing one of the matters referred to in Section 275 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 where it may resolve to go into closed session for discussion and debate of the matter. However, no vote shall be taken in closed session.

Standing Committee D will commence following the completion of Standing Committee C.

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Last updated: 24 February 2020