Introduction. This Chapter confers on councils their service or non-regulatory functions. Examples of these functions include the provision, management or operation of:• community services and facilities• public health services and facilities• cultural, educational and information services and facilities• sporting, recreational and entertainment services and facilities• environment conservation, protection and improvement services and facilities• waste removal, treatment and disposal services and facilities• pest eradication and control services and facilities• public transport services and facilities• energy production, supply and conservation• water, sewerage and drainage works and facilities• storm water drainage and flood prevention, protection and mitigation services and facilities• fire prevention, protection and mitigation services and facilities• land and property development• housing• industry development and assistance• tourism development and assistance.
This list of examples is not exhaustive.
These functions are conferred in broad terms in Part 1. Particular provisions are made for the management of public land in Part 2. Part 3 imposes some restraints and qualifications on the exercise of the service functions.
A council may have other service functions under other Acts. For example, a council has functions relating to the provision and management of roads under the Roads Act 1993.