The responsibilities of Mitchell Shire Council are diverse and extensive.
Mitchell Shire Council maintains significant infrastructure, provides a range of council and community services and is responsible for enforcement and compliance with various laws and regulations.
Infrastructure maintained by Mitchell Shire Council includes some roads; bridges; drains; libraries; recreation facilities; parks and gardens.
Services provided by Mitchell Shire Council include property, economic, human, recreational and cultural services.
Mitchell Shire Council is also responsible for enforcing State and Local Laws relating to such matters as land use planning, environment protection, public health, traffic and parking and animal management.
Councils register the dogs and cats in their municipality, to promote responsible pet ownership and assist in tracing the owners of stray animals.
Councils have a range of responsibilities under both State and Federal Laws. Where appropriate, councils may make local laws which provide additional detail about how they exercise this authority.
Planning and Building
The use of land in each municipality is covered by a Planning Scheme and the Council usually administers the scheme and issues planning permits. Building permits are different from planning permits and may be issued by either council or private building surveyors.
Roads and Parking
While councils do not manage all roads in their area, they do have powers and responsibilities to manage and maintain parking, traffic and roads under their control.
Councils provide a range of services under the Health Act and the Food Act to support public health in the Shire.
Councils provide many services for people in their communities. This includes services for families, children, young people and the aged.
Councils provide waste disposal and recycling services as well as regulating various waste disposal activities within the municipality to protect public health and the environment.