Council Functions

Council Functions vary from state to state.


In Victoria the following Council Functions are listed in Section 3E of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989.

(a) advocating and promoting proposals which are in the best interests of the local community;
(b) planning for and providing services and facilities for the local community;
(c) providing and maintaining community infrastructure in the municipal district;
(d) undertaking strategic and land use planning for the municipal district;
(e) raising revenue to enable the Council to perform its functions;
(f) making and enforcing local laws;
(g) exercising, performing and discharging the duties, functions and powers of Councils under this Act and other Acts;
(h) any other function relating to the peace, order and good government of the municipal district.

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