Legislative Framework

Councils have certain functions and duties which 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 these obligations and powers directly to the Council. As it is not practical nor 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 Local Government Act 1999 allows a 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.  Council may also delegate their powers and functions to a Committee of Council. 

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, an officer to whom a delegation has been made may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter direct to Council for direction.

Delegations Register

The Port Pirie Regional Council Delegations Register has been established to meet Council’s operational requirements and is a record of the powers and functions that have been delegated from Council to the Chief Executive Officer (or a person acting in that capacity).  Listed below are the documents that together comprise Council’s Delegations Register.

pdf Burial & Cremation Act 2013

pdf Community Titles Act 1996

pdf Development Act 1993

pdf Dog & Cat Management Act 1995

pdf Environment Protection Act 1993

pdf Expiation of Offences Act 1996

pdf Fences Act 1975

pdf Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005

pdf Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005 - Delegation to Fire Prevention Officer

pdf Food Act 2001

pdf Freedom of Information Act 1991

pdf Heavy Vehicle National Law (SA) Act 2013

pdf Land & Business (Sale & Conveyancing) Act 1994

pdf Liquor Licensing Act 1997

pdf Local Government Act 1999

pdf Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 and Local Nuisance and Litter Control Regulations 2017

pdf Natural Resources Management Act 2004

pdf Planning, Development & Infrastructure Act 2016

pdf Procurement Thresholds & Delegations Policy

pdf Road Traffic Act 1961

pdf Road Traffic Act 1961, Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014...

pdf Roads (Opening & Closing) Act 1991

pdf SA Public Health Act 2011

pdf Safe Drinking Water Act 2011

pdf Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992

pdf Water Industry Act 2012

pdf Work Health & Safety Act 2012

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