The Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority was established as a Joint Authority in 2001 under the Local Government Act 1993. The Authority's objectives include the management and operation of the refuse disposal site at Copping in accordance with its Development Proposal & Environmental Management Plan and Permit conditions, and the provision, on or off the site, of other services and facilities that assist in achieving the organisation's goals.
It is required under its Rules to manage the whole site by operating efficiently in accordance with sound commercial practice and environmentally sound principles to maximise the net worth of the Authority's assets.
The Authority consists of four Members appointed by Participating Councils, who may be either elected Councillors or Council employees:
A Participating Council may also appoint a Councillor or Council employee as a Deputy Member to act in place of any Councillor appointed by the Participating Council.
The current membership of the Joint Authority is:
In its governance, the Authority concentrates on:
The Chief Executive Officer is the senior staff member employed by the Authority.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board Chair for the general administration and management of the Authority and, in particular, for the determination of the number of staff and the terms and conditions of employment, consistent with the approved budget.
The current Chief Executive Officer is:
The Chief Executive Officer exercises all the powers and functions delegated to her by the Board. She manages the staff of the Authority, and ensures that the business and affairs of the Authority and the Board are managed and conducted in accordance with the Rules, with the Business Plan of the Authority, and with sound commercial practice. She provides advice information and assistance to the Board.