Legislation

The principal legislation establishing the powers and functions of councils is the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act). The Act describes the role of councils:

  • to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the community
  • to represent the interests of the community
  • to provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal area.

A broad range of services are provided by council including but not limited to:

  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Street lighting
  • Rubbish and recycling collection
  • Stormwater drainage
  • Traffic and or parking management
  • Planning and building services
  • Public health such as inspecting cafes, shops and manufacturing premises to check for hygienic conditions
  • Sporting ovals, parks and public reserves
  • Community halls
  • Community services such as child care, immunisation services, services for young people and seniors and health promotion.
  • Community festivals and events
  • Economic development and tourism

In addition to the services listed, most of Council's operations are regulated or guided by a range of related legislation, regulations, bylaws and policies.

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