The appointment of statutory officers is made under various pieces of Legislation (Acts).
The Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) inherited a large amount of legislation from the previous government. It therefore still has a number of statutory appointed officers dealing with laws and administrative decisions which are not necessarily within the usual functions or responsibility of a local council. For example, the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages is a Council employee.
Statutory officers hold a position associated with a specific piece of legislation that requires them to perform certain functions outside of their normal role from time to time. These positions still take direction from the General Manager as Council employees.
The list is currently under review and Norfolk Island laws are rapidly changing.