Local Government (General) Regulation 2005
267 Chairperson and deputy chairperson of
(1) The chairperson of each committee of the council must be:
(a) the mayor, or
(b) if the mayor does not wish to be the chairperson of a
committee—a member of the committee elected by the council,
(c) if the council does not elect such a member—a member of the
committee elected by the committee.
(2) A council may elect a member of a committee of the council as
deputy chairperson of the committee. If the council does not elect a deputy
chairperson of such a committee, the committee may elect a deputy
(3) If neither the chairperson nor the deputy chairperson of a
committee of a council is able or willing to preside at a meeting of the
committee, the committee must elect a member of the committee to be acting
chairperson of the committee.
(4) The chairperson is to preside at a meeting of a committee of a
council. If the chairperson is unable or unwilling to preside, the deputy
chairperson (if any) is to preside at the meeting, but if neither the
chairperson nor the deputy chairperson is able or willing to preside, the
acting chairperson is to preside at the meeting.