Lean Construction ANZ - State and Country Committees - Roles and Responsibilities

LCANZ State and Country Committees (A Committee)

(1)   There is to be a committee to lead the following Australian States, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and the country of New Zealand. A Committee consists of at least 4 but no more than 7 Committee members (including the Chairperson who also is a Board Director of the LCANZ in accordance with the LCANZ Ltd. (LCANZ) Constitution and Deputy Chairperson appointed under subregulation (3).

(2)   The Committee must not appoint a member to be a member of the Committee unless satisfied that, after the appointment, the Committee has an appropriate mix of age, gender, location and other aspects of diversity, representation and relevant skills, including skills in management and governance to meet the values and visions of LCANZ.

(3)   A Committee must appoint 1 of its members to be Deputy Chairperson. A Deputy Chairperson is to perform the functions of the Chairperson when the Chairperson is not available.

      (4): A person shall cease to a member of the committee if:

(a) They do not attend three 3 meetings in a calendar year without prior approval of the Chairperson; or

(b) Stops being a member in accordance with the Constitution.

(5) In the event of a casual vacancy on a committee, the committee may seek to fill the vacancy from within the other committee members network.


(6) The functions of a Committee are, within the Committee’s geographical area:

(a) to provide leadership and direction to LCANZ members in the Area;

(b) to liaise with LCANZ board in relation to LCANZ society functions undertaken at the local level, including, but not limited to encouraging collaboration and communication between Committees, special interest groups and organisations;

(c) to assist the Board with the delivery of national and international programs;

(d) to initiate and support local programs to provide improved services to

members in the Area and to appeal to new members;

(e) to provide advice and recommendations to the Board on matters relating to its role within the Area;

(f) to facilitate communication between Committee members and the Board;

(g) to represent LCANZ in public forums and media opportunities consistently with LCANZ policies;

(h) to provide or arrange programs to engage the local community and promote Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery.

(i) to provide advice to the Board, when requested, on applications by persons for membership of LCANZ

 (j) Each Committee must provide reports to the Board, on the Committee’s activities, as directed by the Board.





(7) Subject to any directions of the Board, a Committee is responsible for the performance of the Committee’s functions.

(8) The Chairperson is to provide leadership to the Committee in carrying out its functions.

Terms of Office of Members

(9) A member of a Committee holds office for 2 years from 1 January in the year after they are elected or appointed but may be reappointed or re-elected.

(10) A member of a Committee may resign the office at any time by giving a written resignation to the Chairperson of the Committee.

(11) The Board may at any time, by resolution, remove a Committee member from office, or suspend the member from office for a specified period.


(12) The members of a Committee must hold such meetings as are necessary for the efficient performance and exercise of the Committee’s functions and powers.

(13) At a meeting of a Committee, a majority of members of the Committee is a quorum.

(14) Subject to any direction of the Board:

(a) the Chairperson of a Committee is to preside at all meetings of the Committee;

(b) a question arising at a meeting is to be determined by a majority of the votes of the members of the Committee present and voting;

(c) the person chairing a meeting does not have a casting vote should there not be a majority vote; and

(d) the members of a Committee may regulate proceedings at their meetings, as they consider appropriate.

(15) If:

a Committee has determined:

(a) that resolutions may be passed in accordance with this subregulation; and

(b) the method by which members of the Committee are to indicate agreement with a resolution proposed to be passed in accordance with this section; and

(c) without meeting, a majority of the members of the Committee indicate agreement with the resolution in accordance with that method; and


(a) all members of the Committee were given reasonable notice of the resolution; or

(b) reasonable efforts were made to inform them all of the resolution;


the resolution is taken to have been passed at a meeting of the Committee on the date on which the last Committee member indicated his or her agreement.