Public aware of services: council

The District Council of Yankalilla will not support the LGA's council services awareness campaign. Photo: File.
The District Council of Yankalilla will not support the LGA's council services awareness campaign. Photo: File.

FLEURIEU COAST – The District Council of Yankalilla will not support the Local Government Association’s campaign to improve public awareness of services councils offer, as elected members believe ratepayers are already well-informed.

At the April 18 meeting, councillors voted against participating, even though the officer’s recommendation was to support it “given that council is all for self-promotion and informing the community on the services that we provide”.

Councillor Peter O’Neil said it was a “bit of bureaucracy” and a doubling up of what council already did.

“We don’t need to join a campaign when we’re already doing it very well,” Councillor O’Neil said.

Part of the discussion surrounded rate capping, which the LGA oposes but the council has not made an official stance on.

A motion was moved that the council would continue to work closely with the community through the extensive community consultation process for the annual budget, and “meet the community expectations on service and project delivery”.