The mayor may establish an Office of the Mayor in consultation with, and acting through, the chief executive . The office must be established within the budget adopted in the relevant annual plan .
Within these constraints, the mayor directs the chief executive on establishing the office and does not need to consult anyone else in doing so. At the mayor’s direction, the chief executive employs the mayor’s office staff on behalf of the council and arranges the office space, equipment and related support services.
The mayor may, in consultation with and acting through the chief executive, reorganise the office in the course of a mayoral term.