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Councils have basic responsibilities under the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation for the following services:
- regulatory activities e.g. maintaining the voters roll and supporting the elected Council;
- setting rates, preparing an annual budget and determining longer-term strategic management plans for the area;
- management of basic infrastructure including roads, footpaths, parks, public open space, street lighting and storm-water drainage;
- street cleaning and rubbish collection;
- development planning and control, including building safety assessment;
- various environmental health services.
In response to community needs the Council also provides further services and programs including:
- Libraries & Rural Transaction Centres;
- Youth Development;
- Public Health & Safety;
- Animal Management Services;
- Community & Sporting Facilities;
- Economic Development;
- Environmental Plans & Projects;
- Community & Cultural Development.
In all services the Council seeks to be responsive to changing needs. Regular community surveys are undertaken to check levels of satisfaction and areas for improvement.
The Council also operates a number of facilities on a fee for service basis. These provide important community benefits while also generating revenue for services and projects of benefit to the District Council of Grant:
- Animal management fees;
- Property Information Searches;
- Building Application fees;
- Airport fees; including passenger levy, hangar rental and aircraft operating licence fees;
- Saleyards fees;
- Leases and licences associated with use of Council Buildings & Property;
- Road Rents;
- Cemetery charges;
- Rubbish Dump/Waste Transfer Station fees;
- Copies of Council Documents;
- Mobile Food Vending Licence fees;
- Fish buyers licences;
- Private works carried out for ratepayers and other Government Departments.