Central Highlands Regional Council has nine councillors, including the mayor, who were elected in 2016 for a four-year term. It is a councillor’s responsibility to make decisions on all areas of policy and budget, including the level and extent of services and works to be provided during the year. Decisions are made on a majority voting system in which each councillor has one vote. If there are an equal number of votes, the mayor has the casting vote. Councillors are your local government representatives and are happy to speak with you about anything happening within the region.