Councils in South Australia participate in the provision of important social and economic infrastructure and, where appropriate, act as an advocate, planner, coordinator and facilitator.
Marion Council aims to provide services and facilities that support the social, environmental and economic needs of residents, businesses and visitors.
The Local Government Act 1999 and its accompanying regulations set out the legal framework in which councils operate.
Defining Council’s role helps to clarify the extent of its activities and involvement in the community. It also helps ensure resources are allocated in the most efficient and effective manner.
As set out in the Local Government Act 1999, the principal roles of a Council is to:
The residents and ratepayers of the area elect the Council to decide the overall direction and policies of the area.
The Council then employs a CEO who is the senior member of the staff and, as the manager, is responsible for ensuring that the policies and decisions of the Council are implemented.
The CEO also has a responsibility to act as an adviser to the Council and to ensure that the Council acts within the law.
Explore this About Council section of the City of Marion website to find out more about how Council operates as well as its Elected Members, Council meetings, strategic direction, policies and more.
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