Councils are responsible for the delivery of a broad and unique range of services to their communities, with different communities within the Shire having their own different priorities.

Council Services

The following are the principal areas of activity for the Council:

  • Core Services
  • Commercial Services
  • Agency Services
  • Other Council Services

Core Services

Core Services are services that all Councils are required to deliver to specified communities from 1 July 2008 under the Local Government Act.

  • The following core services will be provided to communities in the council region:
  • Administration of Local Authorities, Advisory Boards and Management Committees
  • Administration of Local Laws
  • Advocacy and Representation on Local and Regional Issues
  • Asset Management
  • Cemetery Management
  • Civic Cultural and Sporting Events
  • Companion Animal Welfare and Control
  • Community Management
  • Council Planning and Reporting
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fleet and Plant Management
  • Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Library and Cultural Heritage
  • Lighting for Public Safety including Street Lighting
  • Local Emergency Management
  • Local Road Maintenance
  • Local Road Upgrade and Construction
  • Maintenance and Upgrade of Council Controlled Buildings, Facilities and Fixed Assets
  • Maintenance and Upgrade of Council Controlled Parks, Reserves and Open Spaces
  • Public and Corporate Relations
  • Records Management
  • Revenue Growth
  • Risk Management
  • Traffic Management on Local Roads
  • Training and Employment in Council Operations
  • Waste Management (including litter control)
  • Weed Control and Fire Hazard Reduction

Commercial Services

Commercial Services are services that the council is undertaking on a full commercial basis with the intention of using profits from commercial activities to improve services to the community. The following Commercial Services will be undertaken by the Barkly Regional Council:

  • Non-Council Roads
  • Post Office Agency
  • Power, Water and Sewerage
  • Visitor Accommodation and Tourist Information

Agency Services

Agency Services include services that the council has agreed to deliver on behalf of other Government agencies on a fee for service basis. It is anticipated that these services would be fully funded by the relevant agency and that funding would include a contribution to administrative costs associated with delivering the service. The following Agency Services will be delivered by the council:

  • Airstrips
  • Night Patrol
  • Economic Development Support
  • Employment and Training
  • Family (Including Child Care)
  • Outstation Municipal
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Youth
  • Aged and Disabled Care
  • Centrelink

The following agency services may be delivered by the council subject to ongoing negotiations with relevant agencies and funding provision:

  • Safe Houses
  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Media
  • Family Finance Skills
  • Natural and Cultural Resource Management
  • Environmental Health

Other Council Services

These are services that each council chooses to deliver from its own revenue sources. These are services that are not funded on an Agency or Commercial basis. The following additional services will be delivered by the council:

  • Swimming Pools