Community Management Plans

The Local Government Act (1999) requires Council to develop management plans for all Community Land either owned or under its care and control. These plans outline the way in which the land is to be used taking into account a diverse range of recreation, conservation and other issues.
Community Land Register
Management Plan 1 Cemeteries
Management Plan 2 Halls Museums & Galleries
Management Plan 3 Car Parks & Boat Ramp
Management Plan 4 Parks Gardens & Playgrounds
Management Plan 5 Recreation Facilities
Management Plan 6 Community Land Leased For Farming Purposes
Management Plan 7 Balaklava Parklands 
Management Plan 8 Owen Wetlands
Management Plan 9 Halbury Parklands
Management Plan 10 Pinery Soldiers Memorial Recreation Ground
Management Plan 11 Nantawarra Oval
Management Plan 12 Port Wakefield Caravan Park & RSL Clubrooms
Management Plan 13 Snowtown Shooting & Rifle Club
Management Plan 14 Old Hamley Bridge Fire Station & Hall Car Park
Management Plan 15 Brinkworth Hisorical Reserve

Council Member Register of Interests

Excerpts from Register of Interest - Council Members
Under Section 70(a1) of the Local Government Act 1999 ("the Act"), the council must publish on the website the following details about a council member as recorded in the Register of Interests;
  • The member's income sources (within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Act) or employer;
  • The name of any political party, any body or association formed for political purposes or any trade or professional organisation (within the meaning of Schedule 3 fo the Act) of which the member is a member;
  • Any gifts received by the member that are required to be included in the information entered in the Register in relation to the member

Delegations Register

Sub-Delegations Register 2016

Councils have certain duties that they must perform, and certain powers which they may exercise, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 as well as a range of other Acts. In most cases the relevant Acts grant those obligations and powers directly on the Council as a body.

As it is not practical or efficient for the Council as a body of Elected Members to perform the many operational activities that are required in the day-to-day administration of the Council's roles and functions, Section 44 of the Act allows the Council to formally delegate many of its powers and functions (within certain stated conditions and exemptions) to the Chief Executive Officer, who may then sub-delegate these powers and functions to other responsible staff members. The Council may also delegate its powers and functions to a Council committee or authorised person.

All delegations made by the Council can be revoked at any time and do not, except in limited circumstances, prevent Council from acting in a matter itself. In addition, a staff member to whom a delegation has been made may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter before Council for direction. If the delegations are not done properly, the enforceability of decisions and actions taken may be compromised and there may be legal and administrative problems for the Council.

As a matter of best practice it is usual for delegations to be made by the Council to the Chief Executive Officer. Once the delegations to the Chief Executive Officer have been made, it is appropriate for the Chief Executive Officer to make sub delegations to the relevant Council officers.

Appendix 1 - Community Titles Act 1996
Appendix 2 - Dog and Cat Management Act 1995
Appendix 3 - Environment Protection Act 1993
Appendix 4 - Expiation of Offences Act 1996
Appendix 5 - Fences Act 1975
Appendix 6A - Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and Regulations 2005
Appendix 6B - Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 to Fire Prevention Officers
Appendix 7 - Freedom of Information Act 1991
Appendix 8 - Housing Improvement Act 1940
Appendix 9 - Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994
Appendix 10 - Liquor Licensing Act 1997
Appendix 11 - Local Government Act 1999
Appendix 12 - Natural Resources Management Act 2004
Appendix 13 - Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991
Appendix 14 - Work Health & Safety Act 2012
Appendix 15 - Road Traffic Act 1961
Appendix 15A - Minister's Instrument of General Approval and Delegation under Road Traffic Act 22 August 2013
Appendix 15B - Road Traffic Act 1961 – Authorisations
Appendix 15C - Road Traffic Act 1961 - Sub delegation to CEO
Appendix 16 - Unclaimed Goods Act 1987
Appendix 17 - SA Public Health Act 2011
Appendix 18 - Safe Drinking Water Act 2011
Appendix 19 - Water Industry Act and Regulations 2012
Appendix 20 - Real Property Act 1886
Appendix 21 - Strata Titles Act 1988
Appendix 22 - Heavy Vehicle National Law (South Australia) Act 2013
Appendix 23 - Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and Burial and Cremation Regulations 2014
Appendix 24 - Development Act 1993, Development (Development Plans) Amendment Act 2006 & Development Regulations 2008
Appendix 25 - Food Act 2001
Appendix 26 - Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992

Gifts and Benefits Register

Council Member Gifts & Benefits Register

The Code of Conduct requires that gifts and benefits received by Council Members be recorded on a register, which is publically available above.

Staff Gifts & Benefits Register

The Code of Conduct requires that gifts and benefits received by Council Staff be recorded on a register, which is publically available above.

Register of Fees & Charges

Register of Fees & Charges 2016/17

The Register of Fees & Charges is a list of fees for all chargeable services, requests, applications, approvals, licences, hire bookings and memberships. Fees and charges are determined by local councils each year and contribute towards helping us provide services and facilities for Wakefield Regional Council.

Register of Public Roads

Register of Public Roads
Council is required by the Local Government Act 1999, Section 231, to keep a Register of Public Roads of it's area. Wakefield Regional Council is responsible for maintaining the roads outlined in the Register of Public Roads document.

Released Confidential Items

Released Confidential Items
As per Section 90 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council or Council Committees may resolve to exclude the public from attending a meeting, due to specific circumstances.
When applying confidentiality clauses, documents associated with the discussion will remain confidential for a specified period. A review of the reports or documents that are the subject to confidence are conducted every 12 months to ensure that items are released to the public, in accordance with the resolutions of Council.


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