District Council of

Loxton Waikerie

Delegation Register


What are they and why do we need them?

The District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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. In most cases the relevant Acts grant these obligations and powers directly to the Elected Council. 

As it is not practical or efficient for the Council as a body of Elected Members to perform the many operational activities that are required in the day-to-day administration of the Council's roles and functions, Section 44 of the Act allows the Council to formally delegate many of its powers and functions (within certain stated conditions and exemptions) to the Chief Executive Officer, who may then sub-delegate these powers and functions to other responsible staff members. The Council may also delegate its powers and functions to a Council committee or authorised person. 

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. In addition, a staff member to whom a delegation has been made may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter before Council for direction.

The District Council of Loxton Waikerie Delegations Register

The District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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 (or a person acting in that capacity).

It also documents those Council officers and authorised persons to whom the Chief Executive Officer has further sub-delegated his or her powers.

As set out in section 44(6) the Delegations Register is to be reviewed by Council at least once in every financial year.


Delegations Under the Various Acts of Legislation

singleFileAuthorisations under the Road Traffic Act

singleFileBurial and Cremation Act 2013 and Burial and Cremation Regulations

singleFileCommunity Titles Act 1996

singleFileDevelopment Act 1993 (Development Plans) Amendment Act 2006

singleFileDevelopment (Development plans) - Regional Assessment Panel

singleFileDog and Cat Management Act 1995

singleFileElectronic Conveyancing National Law (SA) Act 2013

singleFileEnvironment Protection Act 1993

singleFileExpiation of Offences Act 1996

singleFileFences Act 1975

singleFileFire and Emergency Services Act 2005 - delegations to the CEO

singleFileFire and Emergency Services Act 2005 - Delegations to the FPO

singleFileFood Act 2001

singleFileFreedom of Information Act 1991

singleFileHeavy Vehicle National Law (SA) Act 2013

singleFileInstrument to Councils for the use of Traffic Control Devices

singleFileLand and Business (Sale asnd Conveyancing) Act 1994

singleFileLiquor Licensing Act 1997

singleFileLocal Government Act 1999

singleFileLocal Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016

singleFileNatural Resources Management Act 2004

singleFilePlanning Development and Infrastructure Act

singleFileReal Property Act 1886

singleFileRoad Traffic Act 1961

singleFileRoads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991

singleFileSafe Drinking Water Act 2011

singleFileSouth Australian Public Health Act 18 June 2013

singleFileStrata Titles Act 1988

singleFileSubdelegation to the Chief Executive Officer under the Road Traffic Act 1961 and approval from the Minister

singleFileSupported Residential Facilities Act

singleFileUnclaimed Goods Act 1987

singleFileWater Industries Act 2012

singleFileWork Health and Safety Act 2012

Policy Delegations

singleFileDelegations under policies of Council

Authorised Signatories

singleFileAuthorised Signatories

Principal Office - Loxton
29 East Terrace
Phone: 08 8584 8000
Branch Office - Waikerie
Strangman Road
Phone: 08 8541 0700
Visitor Information Centres
On the Roundabout - Bookpurnong Terrace
Phone 08 8584 8071
12911 Sturt Highway
Phone: 08 8541 2332
East Terrace
Phone: 08 8584 8051
Strangman Road
Phone: 08 8541 0720