Delegations Register


What are they and why do we need them?

The Renmark Paringa Council has certain functions and duties which it must perform and certain powers which it may exercise, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1999 (“the Act”) as well as a range of other Acts.  The relevant Acts grant these obligations and powers directly to the Elected Council.

It is generally recognised that for efficient operation of Council the powers for effective decision making should be delegated to staff actively involved in day-to-day operations.  This allows for the Elected Members to place greater emphasis on determining the overall directions and policies of the Council. 

Delegations to the administration are made to the Chief Executive Officer and he is empowered to sub-delegate these powers and functions to other responsible staff members.  In accordance with Section 44(5) of the Act all staff who exercise delegated powers are responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the exercise of these powers.

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.  A Staff member whom a delegation has been made may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter before Council for direction.  The Delegations Register is reviewed by Council at least once in every financial year.

Renmark Paringa Council Delegations Register

The Renmark Paringa Council Delegations Register has been established to meet Council’s operational requirements and record the powers and functions that have been delegated from Council to the Chief Executive Officer.  It also documents those Council officers and authorised persons to whom the Chief Executive Officer has further sub-delegated his or her powers.  

Delegations Under the Various Acts of Legislation

Authorisations under the Road Traffic Act 1961 approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the Council in accordance with the instrument of general approval and delegation to Council & Instruments to Councils for the use of Traffic Control Devices 22 August 2013

Burial and Cremation Act 2013 & Burial and Cremation Regulations 2014

Community Titles Act 1996

Delegation under the Development Act 1993, Development (Development Plans) Amendment Act 2006 and Development Regulations 2008

Delegations to CEO Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005 & the Fire and Emergency Regulations 2005

Delegations to FPO Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005

Development Act 1993 and the Development Regulations 2008 - Provisions for the Riverland Regional Assessment Panel

Dog and Cat Management Act 1995

Electricity Act 1996 & Electricity (Principles of Vegetation Clearance) Regulations 2010

Electronic Conveyancing National Law (South Australia) Act 2013

Environment Protection Act 1993 and the Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010

Expiation of Offences Act 1996

Fences Act 1975

Fines Enforcement & Debt Recovery Act 2017

Food Act 2001

Freedom of Information Act 1991and Freedom of Information (Fees & Charges) Regulations 2003

Gas Act 1997

Heavy Vehicle National Law (South Australia) Act 2013

Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994

Liquor Licensing Act 1997

Local Government Act 1999

Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 and Local Nuisance and Litter Control Regulations 2017

Natural Resources Management Act 2004

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016

Real Property Act 1886

Road Traffic Act 1961, Road Traffic (Misc) Regulations 2004 and Road Traffic (Road Rules – Ancillary & Misc Provisions) Regulations 201

Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991

Safe Drinking Water Act 2001

South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and South Australian Public Health (Legionella) Regulations 2013 and South Australian Public Health (Wastewater) Regulations 2013 and South Australian Public Health (General)

Sub-Delegation to the CEO under Road Traffic Act 1961 and Instrument to COuncils for the use of Traffic Control Devices 22 August 2013

Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992

Unclaimed Goods Act 1987

Water Industry Act 2012 and Water Industry Regulations 2012

Work Health and Safety Act 2012

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