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A to Z Council Services

 

Council provides services to help you and other members of the community in the way that you live, work and play. Councils across SA engage widely and prepare strategic management plans, which guide their annual programs. Services can vary greatly from one Council to another depending on the community expectations and the area’s location, geography and development patterns.

 A to Z Council Services Fact Sheet(280 kb)

 

The following document provides a quick snapshot of how Council rates are applied to services in the Coorong District Council:

 Where do Council rates go?(2051 kb)

 

The 68 Councils in South Australia spend more than $1.7 billion a year, about half of which goes on roads and drainage, but also includes waste and recycling, sport, recreation and cultural activities and on library and information services. Many of our services, such as stormwater drainage, are largely invisible, but they may prevent flooding in local streets every year.

  

Did you know?

Combined, South Australian Councils invest more than $1.7 billion a year in infrastructure & services.

  

What Services do Councils provide?

Councils provide many services to the community, some of which are legislated and others which are provided by choice. Councils in South Australia operate under the Local Government Act 1999, the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 and many other pieces of legislation.

 

Council services required by legislation include:

  • planning and development services
  • environmental health services, control of public nuisances, monitoring of unsanitary conditions, food safety inspections
  • fire prevention activities relating to buildings and land
  • dog and cat management
  • administrative requirements, including preparing and implementing strategic plans, maintaining an office, employing a Chief
  • Executive Officer and supporting the elected Council

 

Services undertaken or funded by many Councils are done by choice and may include:

  • Libraries
  • Landcare (LAP)
  • Starclub Program
  • Murray Mallee Community Transport Scheme
  • HACC – Home & Community Care
  • Immunisation

Did you know?

Councils pay for the electricity

used for street lights. The annual

cost to Councils is millions of dollars.

 

Whether a service is a State legislated requirement of Councils, or is provided by local choice, the Local Government Act requires that a Council is “responsive to the needs, interests and aspirations of individuals and groups within its community…” and that it must “…seek to ensure that Council resources are used fairly…” (Section 8, (b) and (h)).

 

A

Aged Services

Abandoned Vehicles

Agriculture Programs

Airfields

Arts & Cultural Programs

Assets Management

Australia Day Awards

 

B

BBQ’s

Bicycle Tracks

Building Assortments & Inspections

Bus Shelters

Bushfire Prevention

Burning Permits

Busking Permits

By-laws

 

C

Caravan Park

Cemeteries

Children’s Services & Support

Coastcare and Dunecare

Commonwealth Home Support Program

Community Centres

Community Development

Community Event Support

Community Grants

Community Land Management

Community Leadership & Advocacy

Community Wastewater Management Systems (CWMS)

Control of Public Nuisances

Cultural Development

Customer Service

 

D

Development Applications

Development Compliance

Disability Services

Dog & Cat Management

Dry-Zones

 

E

Economic Development & Business Support

Employment/Training Programs

Environmental Services

European Wasp Control

 

F

Fencing – Council land/Reserves

Festivals & Events

Fire Prevention

Food & Health Inspections

Footpaths

 

G

Graffiti Control

 

H

Halls

Heritage Protection

Human Resources

 

I

Immunisations

 

J

Jetties and Boat Ramps

 

L

Landcare (LAP)

Libraries

Local Museums & Heritage

Local Roads

 

M

Murray Mallee Community Transport Scheme

Museum (Tailem Railway Museum)

 

O

Online Services

On Street Parking

Obesity Prevention & Lifestyle (OPAL)

Ovals

 

P

Parking Regulations & Infringements

Parks & Gardens

Pest Animals & Plants

Planning & Policy

Playground Maintenance

Policy Planning

Public Swimming Pools

Public Toilet Maintenance

 

R

Rates

Recreation & Sport Facilities

Recycling

Reserves & Picnic Areas

Risk Management

Roads

 

S

Section 7 Property Searches

Skate Park (Mobile)  & BMX Tracks

Starclub

Stormwater Drainage & Reuse

Street Cleaning

Street Lighting

Street Signs

Swimming Pool (Coonalpyn)

 

T

Tourism & Information Centres

Traffic Control

 

V

Vermin Control

Volunteer Management

 

W

Waste Management

Water Security

Water Supply (Peake and Wellington East)

 

Y

Youth Support

 

Z

Zoning

 

 

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Coorong District Council

95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260

PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

Call: 1300 785 277

council@coorong.sa.gov.au

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