The District Council of Yankalilla strives to assist the local community and economy. Our intent is to make council information more accessible and to promote the healthy lifestyle and attractions of this region.
Office of Local Government
HOW COUNCILS WORK - A GUIDE TO THE RULES
"Local Government is one of the three spheres of government in Australia, namely - Local, State and Commonwealth Governments."
"As part of a responsible sphere of Government, Local Government councils have considerable discretion in exercising their powers and responsibilities, and in planning for the specific and diverse needs of their local communities. Councils are well placed to know and understand the views and aspirations of the local community and to influence - in a socially just and ecologically sustainable manner - what sort of place the Council area will be."
"The Office of the Local Government provides policy and other advice to the South Australian Government and its agencies."
As part of its role the Office of Local Government offers information regarding Local Government, policies and operation. For detailed information on the Office and local government in general, please link to www.localgovt.sa.gov.au and step to 'How Councils Work - A Guide to the Rules'