The Yorke Peninsula Council maintains a series of registers in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999 and the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999.
These registers are regularly reviewed and are provided below.
Please refer to Code of Conduct for more information on Gifts and Benefits
General Principles of Delegations
Councils have certain duties which they must perform, and certain powers which they may exercise under the Local Government Act 1999 as well as a range of other Acts. In most cases the relevant Acts grant those duties and powers directly to the Council as a body.
It is not practical or efficient for the Yorke Peninsula Council (Council) as a body of Elected Members to perform the many functions or undertake the many activities that are required in the day-to-day administration of Council’s roles and functions. Delegations are the way in which the Council enables other people/bodies (usually Council officers) to undertake these steps on its behalf.
The Council may elect to delegate its powers and responsibilities to the Chief Executive Officer who may then sub-delegate his or her powers and responsibilities to other Council officers. The Council may also delegate its powers and responsibilities to a Committee of Council.
Council delegates powers and duties under the various Acts via a formal Instrument of Delegation. A copy of these instruments and the sub-delegations for each Act are available below.
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.
The register contains sub-delegations that have been assigned to positions at the Council.
Councils in South Australia are able to establish by-laws, under the Local Government Act, 1999. By-laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area.
The Council currently has seven by-laws, which apply only within the Council’s boundaries.
These are included within the sub delegations PDF.