About Council




Sutherland Shire Council provides services and manages a wide range of public assets and infrastructure to ensure our community enjoy a high quality of life now and into the future. To plan the wide range of services and infrastructure needed, we work in collaboration with State and Federal government, local agencies and our community members.


Sutherland Shire is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and Council administers an area of 369 km sq, on behalf of approximately 230,000 people.


We are committed to our vision of:

a connected and safe community that respects people and nature, enjoying active lives in a strong local economy.

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Key Services

Council provides over 300 services for our community and we are committed to ensuring Sutherland Shire remains a great place to live and work. We're proud of our thriving economy, and a culture that is rich, vibrant and inclusive.

Key Services is a quick guide about the key things you may need to know or access related to Council.

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Councillors, Wards and Elections

Sutherland Shire Council has 15 publicly elected Councillors who hold office as ‘the Council’ for a term of four years, representing our five wards (A, B, C, D and E). The Councillors are responsible for setting and overseeing the broad, strategic direction for our local community.

Local Government elections are held on the second Saturday in September every four years, with the next election due to take place September 2020.

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Council Management and Organisational Structure

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Council for carrying out Council decisions, policy and overseeing the day-to-day operation of Council. All staff have a duty to carry out Council decisions in a fair and impartial manner, and are responsible to the CEO who leads our organisation.

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Meetings and Minutes

Councillors attend regular Council meetings, which are an important decision making forum for key policies and programs. A regular Council meeting occurs each month, with extraordinary meetings occurring occasionally for special business. The community is welcome to attend all meetings and register to address Council at a Public Forum. View Council Business Papers and Minutes online, and learn how to register for meetings, by clicking on the link below.

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About Sutherland Shire

Sutherland Shire was traditionally inhabited by the Dharawal people, and is home to some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches, national parks and waterways, along with a vibrant arts and culture scene. To learn more about the history of our area click on the link below. 

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