?<br />Why<br /> We<br /> Need<br /> Councils <br />
3 Kinds of <br />Government.<br />Federal Government<br />Decides on matters which affect the whole country.<br />Also cal...
Federal Government Australia Telecomunications, postal services, foreign affairs, immigration, pensions, customs, defence,...
How do councils<br />Work?<br />The number of councillors varies from council to council, but there must be at least 5. Th...
Are All Councils<br />The Same ?<br />In Qld There are 125 Councils. There are also a number of Aboriginal and Torres stra...
Croydon Shire has 350 people.
Cook shire has an area more than half the size of Victoria.
Mt Isa is the largest city in the world by area.</li></ul>Normally councils have provided services like roads, water suppl...
Live in the area
Unless they are not eligible i.e.. Bankrupt</li></li></ul><li>Promotingeconomic<br />Development<br />Councils encourage a...
Looking After<br />The Environment<br />Environmental Protection<br />	Councils are responsible for regulating activates w...
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    1. 1. ?<br />Why<br /> We<br /> Need<br /> Councils <br />
    2. 2. 3 Kinds of <br />Government.<br />Federal Government<br />Decides on matters which affect the whole country.<br />Also called the Commonwealth Government.<br />The leader is the Prime Minister.<br />State Government<br />Decides on matters which affect each state.<br />Is called the Territory Government in the Northern territory and ACT.<br />The leader is the Premier/Chief Minister<br />Local Government<br />An Individual local Government group is called a council<br />Each council plays an important role in improving the liveability of our communities by providing many of the services and facilities used everyday<br />The leader is the Mayor<br />
    3. 3. Federal Government Australia Telecomunications, postal services, foreign affairs, immigration, pensions, customs, defence, trade.<br />State Government Queensland Public hospitals, comservation, fire brigades, main roads, ambulance, education, railways, police.<br />Local Government Your Council<br />water supply, <br />sewerage disposal,<br />waste management,<br />garbage collection,<br />building approvals,<br />animal & pest control, planning local roads, childcare, libraries<br />
    4. 4. How do councils<br />Work?<br />The number of councillors varies from council to council, but there must be at least 5. There are more than 1,200 councillors in local government in Queensland<br />What do<br />Councillors do?<br />Councillors represent the interests of everyone in the community. <br />Their role is to decide facilities and services for the local are. They make local laws to help provide a safe and orderly community.<br />Councillors have regular meetings to make their decisions and to discuss local issues. Meetings are usually held at the council office, but may be held in other places.<br />The Mayor presides at council meetings and represent the council on formal occasions. The Mayor makes sure that the councils Chief Executive officer carries out council decisions.<br />As well as council meetings members of the council attend committee meetings which focus on the smaller tasks, such as finance and planning.<br />The Council is open to all why don’t you go sit in at the next meeting?<br />
    5. 5. Are All Councils<br />The Same ?<br />In Qld There are 125 Councils. There are also a number of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander councils.<br />Councils vary in size and the sorts of services they offer.<br /><ul><li>Brisbane City has a population of around 850, 000 people.
    6. 6. Croydon Shire has 350 people.
    7. 7. Cook shire has an area more than half the size of Victoria.
    8. 8. Mt Isa is the largest city in the world by area.</li></ul>Normally councils have provided services like roads, water supply and sewerage, but more are focusing on improving the development of communities.<br />Electing your council<br />A council consist of the Mayor and councillors, the people in the community choose who will get into the local council.<br />Can you stand for council?<br />Anyone can stand for a council position if they:<br /><ul><li>Are on the electoral role
    9. 9. Live in the area
    10. 10. Unless they are not eligible i.e.. Bankrupt</li></li></ul><li>Promotingeconomic<br />Development<br />Councils encourage and attract industry which creates jobs of local people.<br />Looking After Essential<br />Infrastructure<br />Road and Public Works<br />In Queensland, Councils maintain over 145,00 kilometres of local roads.<br />Water<br />Storing and treating water for drinking.<br />Piping water to homes, shops and factories.<br />Removing dirty water through drains and sewers<br />Sewerage<br />Councils collect and treat swerage<br />Flood Control<br />Constructing levee banks.<br />Building Drainage systems.<br />Controlling development of flood plans<br />Other<br />- Areodomes an Ferries - Livestock Sale yards in rural areas<br />- Gas supply - Satellite Television in remote areas<br />
    11. 11. Looking After<br />The Environment<br />Environmental Protection<br /> Councils are responsible for regulating activates which affect the quality of the environment, including air, noise and water.<br />Land Use<br /> Your council controls how the land is used in you area:<br /> - Where businesses build<br /> - Where the new houses will go<br /> - What areas are protected<br />Waste Disposal<br /><ul><li>Arrange for waste to be collected and recycled
    12. 12. Operate Tips
    13. 13. Clean public places such as footpaths and parks </li></ul>Control of Pests and Weeds<br />Councils play a part in the controlling of pests and dangerous weeds where in some communities they can damage the produce from the town.<br />
    14. 14. Looking After<br />People<br />Community Development.<br />Councils work with their communities to provide a wide range of services including: -Baby health and childcare services<br /><ul><li>Housing for grandma and grandpa
    15. 15. Public transport</li></ul>Recreation and cultural development.<br />When there is a festival or special event in your town their is a more then definite chance that it is being run by your council from simple activates over the holidays to the towns show day your council looks after them.<br />Public Health<br />Councils help keep a healthy community by the ways of simply controlling the breeding of mosquitoes, nicely putting down rats, mice and cane toads, providing public toilets, registering your dogs and collecting strays and finally running immunisation programs for things like the flu and influenza.<br />
    16. 16. Who Works For<br />The Council<br />Chief Executive Officer.<br />Every Council officer who is the link between the council and its employees their job is to:<br /><ul><li>Implement council Policies and decisions;
    17. 17. Manage council operations; and
    18. 18. Keep councillors informed</li></ul>Other Occupations<br />Councils employ over 30,000 people in about 380 occupations including:<br /><ul><li>Road Workers - Accountants - Community development officers
    19. 19. Engineers - Planners - Environmental health officers
    20. 20. Gardeners - Librarians - Animal control officers</li></li></ul><li>Paying For What<br />Councils Do.<br />There are four main Ways councils raise money.<br />Rates<br />Each year house and land owners pay money to the council in the form of rates, the amount paid depends on the size of land.<br />Grants and Subsidies<br />Councils also get money from state and federal governments which could come from a grant. Sometimes they can spend the money on anything but other times if it was a road grant it has to be used for roadwork or roads. <br />Charges<br />Some council services have a fee such as registering your dog, taking trips to the tip, water usage and sewerage services.<br />Loans<br />Like everyone else, Councils often have to borrow money for major projects<br />
    21. 21. You Can Have<br />Your Say<br />Councils Represent the interests of everyone in the community. It is important for councils to work together with their communities to decide what is needed. <br />There are many ways you can participate, even if you are not a councillor.<br />Councils must consult with their communities about local laws and their corporate plan, which sets the direction for the community and what the council is planning to do. Have your say when your council asks for feedback.<br />You can also Contribute by: attending council meetings; taking an interest in council mattes; inspecting public documents; and discussing your ideas with your local councillor.<br />Contact your council to see how you can become involved in the development of your community.<br />
    22. 22. Why We Need<br />Courtesy of:<br />Mr. Waegele<br />Councils<br />

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