Charters Towers Regional Council
"Exceptional Service for an Exceptional Community"
The primary role of a local government is to assume responsibility for the "good rule and government of its area". In performing this role, the functions of our Council are many and varied. Broadly speaking, they may be grouped into five major categories.
The provision of a wide range of property and people servcies, such as refuse collection, water supply, sewerage, drainage, roads, public health, welfare, libraries, sport and recreation, toilets, parks, environmental health etc.
Control and administration of laws governing building, town planning and environmental health, subdivision, parking, noxious weeds, animals, advertising, parks etc.
Councils and elected members have a duty to represent and to act in the interests of the community and electors.
Community Planning and Coordinating Functions
Council plays an important role in working with government and non-government organisations and community groups in planning, coordination and delivering of programs, services and facilities, which strengthen local communities and enhance community well being.
Council provides channels for community participation in policies and decisions affecting the local community.