All seven Warrnambool councillors will be involved in the annual performance review of the city's chief executive officer, it's been revealed.
Under changes to the Chief Executive Officer Employment and Remuneration Policy, a majority of councillors and an independent chair are required to be members of the advisory committee.
Cr Vicki Jellie said she welcomed the changes in relation to the Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Advisory Committee.
The policy was revised as a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020.
"I think it's excellent that all councillors are now involved," she said.
"I think that's a great step."
Cr Ben Blain said he was pleased that all councillors had put their hand up to join the committee.
"It will mean better accountability," Cr Blain said.
"Traditionally the committee was only the mayor and two councillors.
"I look forward, together with the CEO - as I'm sure the rest of council does - to continuing to build on the work of previous councils."
Mayor Richard Ziegeler also endorsed the change.
"It means the full council gets a good look at what's going on with the employment and remuneration policies and employment matters concerning the CEO," he said.
"It will make sure everybody knows what's going on."
The change comes after the previous council sacked chief executive officer Peter Schneider under clause 14.1 of his contract which was a right to terminate without a reason.
He was later reinstated after taking the council to the Supreme Court over the decision.
The committee's role is to:
An expression of interest recruitment process will be undertaken every four years to attract suitable candidates for the position of independent chair of the committee.
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