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Council Meetings

Council has resolved to change the date of the December 2017 Ordinary Meeting to Tuesday 12 December 2017. The commencing time and place remains unchanged as 6:30pm at Hawker Hospital Community Room.

Council has further resolved to change the date of Ordinary Meetings in 2018 to the second Tuesday of the month. The commencing time and place will remain unchanged. This will apply for the January 2018 Ordinary Meeting which will be on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Australia Day Celebrations

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Kick off your Australia Day celebrations at The Flinders Ranges Council community breakfasts on Friday 26 January 2018.

The Hawker Breakfast event is organised and catered by the Hawker Community Development Board with breakfast at Blue Burt Park at 8:00am and the Australia Day Address and flag raising at 9:00am. The breakfast is sponsored by The Flinders Ranges Council.

The Quorn Breakfast event is organised and sponsored by The Flinders Ranges Council at the Quorn Swimming Pool, with breakfast at 8:00am. The breakfast is cooked by the Quorn Lions Club which is appreciated by all who attend.

The Cradock celebration is organised by the Cradock Hotel and sponsored by The Flinders Ranges Council at the Cradock Hotel, with a BBQ at 6:00pm.

Council Phone Numbers

Council phone numbers changed 4 years ago in preparation for the NBN. Now that NBN is installed in Quorn the old phone numbers will be disconnected.

Please phone 08 8620 0500 for all Council business.

CFS Fire Danger Season

Flinders District Fire Danger Season

- 1st November to 15 April each year

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) has not advised that the Fire Danger Season for the Flinders District will be changed for the 2017-2018 Fire Danger Season. The Flinders District Fire Danger Season starts on 1st November 2017 and was scheduled to finish on 15 April 2018. All Fire Danger Season dates can be found on the CFS website here:

http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/fire_danger_season_dates.jsp

Please be aware that Fire Bans can be applied any time during the year. Please refer to the CFS website for futher details concerning Fire Bans: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

Council - Part of Your Every Day

Have you ever considered how everyday life is improved by the many services councils provide?

Councils are responsible for delivering hundreds of services and facilities that contribute to building strong and vibrant communities. As part of this councils look after about $22 billion of public assets.

A snapshot of the services and facilities provided by South Australian councils includes:

| street lighting │ arts and culture programs │bushfire prevention │ caravan parks │ cemeteries │ coastal care initiatives │ community buses │ community centres │ wetlands │ development and planning services │ dog and cat management │ disability services │ economic development initiatives │ environmental programs │ events │ footpath maintenance │ heritage activities │ immunisation clinics │ libraries │ museums │ roads │ men’s sheds │ footy and soccer ovals │ netball and tennis courts │ aged care services │ playgrounds │ public pools │ recycling facilities │ skate parks │ stormwater drains│

For more facts and figures, Local Government in Profile provides a snapshot of local government in SA

These services and facilities rely on the rates collected from ratepayers within a council’s boundaries.  Council rates are a form of taxation, and as the main source of funding for councils, they’re essential in enabling them to deliver the services and facilities that your community relies on.

Council rates make up about 70% of the revenue received by councils.  The remaining 30% is made up of government grants, user fees and other funding.

For an average Australian household council rates equate to around $3.50 per day (or $25 per week). This represents just under 2% of the average weekly household expenditure of $1200.  And in return, ratepayers have access to hundreds of services and facilities.

Council rates are only a fraction of the total taxes paid by Australians – less than 4% in fact.  Meanwhile, the federal government collects approximately 80% of the taxes that Australians pay, while state government collects about 16%. 

Some of the tax revenue that is collected by federal, state and local government is shared or passed on between the different spheres of government.  For example, councils receive Financial Assistance Grants from the federal government to support local communities, and the state government supports councils through a range of grant programs.  Some of the revenue collected by councils, such as the NRM levy, is required to be passed back to the state government. 

Even with support from federal and state government, councils still only receive 4.5% of all taxes collected.

Contact Us

1 Seventh Street, Quorn SA 5433

PO Box 43, Quorn SA 5433

Phone: 08 8620 0500

Emergency A/H Contact: 0428 486 031

Email: council@frc.sa.gov.au

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays & Christmas Week

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