Council Responsibilities

Council's charter is to provide for the good rule and government of its constituents.  In meeting its obligations, Council must act within the law and the decisions made, services rendered and action taken must be based on a legitimate head of power provided by law.

The primary source of Council's authority to act and the specific responsibilities owed by Council to the community are derived from the Local Government Act 2009.  Other legislation to which Council has responsibility to abide by and enforce include Building Act 1975Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002Environmental Protection Act 1994Public Health Act 2005 and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 to name a few.

Council Services

A general list of the product and services provided by Council are:-

Animal management  Online Services
Anzac Day ceremony  Parking
Arts and cultural  Parks and Gardens
Australia Day ceremony  Plumbing
Building  Property searches
Cemeteries  Rates
City cleaning  Refuse collection and disposal
Council facilities  Road network maintenance/construction
Disaster management  Sewerage reticulation and treatment
Economic development  Saleyard services and facilities
Environmental health  Stock route management and control
Emergency services  Swimming pools
Food safety  Tourism
Home and Community Care Program  Town planning and associated development
Information provision services  Waste and recycling
Land protection  Water and wastewater
Laws and regulations  Youth services


Council Facilities

A general list of Council facilities and general information networks supported by Council are:- 

Administration Centre Pentland - Public Toilets
Airport Pentland - S.E.S. Depot
Apex Park Pentland - Soldiers Memorial Hall
Arthur Titley Centre Pentland - Sports Complex
Balfes Creek Community Hall Pentland - Tennis Courts
Brownson Park Public Toilets - Gill Street City
Campaspe River Public Toilets QCWA Building
Cemetery - Pioneer Cemetery Ravenswood - Ambulance Building
Cemetery - Lynd Highway Ravenswood - Caravan Park/Showgrounds
Centenary Park Ravenswood - Cemetery
City Hall Ravenswood - Church
Defiance Mill Park Ravenswood - Community Hall
Equestrian Centre Ravenswood - Court House Complex (all buildings)
Excelsior Library Ravenswood - Information Centre
Fletcher Creek Public Toilets Ravenswood - Pool
Gold and Beef Meeting Rooms Ravenswood - School of Arts
Greenvale - Cemetery Ravenswood - S.E.S. Depot
Greenvale - Church Hall Ravenswood - Tennis Courts
Greenvale - Community Hall Rotary Lookout/Buckland's Hill
Greenvale - Pool Saleyards
Greenvale - Sports Oval S.E.S Depot - Charters Towers
Greenvale - Tennis Courts Sellheim - Cemetery
Greenvale - Works Depot Showground - Charters Towers
Greenvale - Joint Emergency Building (inc RFDS Clinic) Swimming Pool - Charters Towers
Hervey Range Community Centre Tennis Courts Clubhouse - Charters Towers
Hidden Valley Community Centre Towers Hill Lookout
Lissner Park Venus Battery
Macrossan Park Public Toilets Visitor Information Centre
Mingela - Cemetery Weir Park
Mingela - Public Toilets Wheelers House and Shop
Pentland - Bushies Club Wherry House
Pentland - Cemetery World Theatre and Cinema Complex
Pentland - Pool  


General Information Network

Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre - The centre, located at 74 Mosman Street, holds a wealth of knowledge on Charters Towers and the regional and surrounding outback towns. This extensive range of information includes the Charters Towers Region, Townsville and Magnetic Island and the themed driving routes of The Great Inland Way, Overlander's Way, The Great Tropical Drive, The Matilda Highway and The Savannah Way. Also available are public internet facilities and a booking service for local tours and attractions.

Online Services

Council provides the following online services:-

Council Publications

Council provides the following reports/publications online:-