The District Council of Kimba consists of an area of 3,997 square kms comprising a road length of 1,697 km. The population within the District has stabilised since the 1980s' to 1,211 people.
Council is responsible for the expenditure of large sums of public money in managing the affairs of the area, and in the exercise, performance and discharge of various powers and duties conferred upon it by State Government legislation.
The Council is responsible for:
The District Council of Kimba is involved in the provision of a wide range of services and facilities which include road construction and maintenance, aerodrome, garbage collection and the management of waste disposal, street lighting, carparking, cemetery, senior citizens homes, and aged care services, immunisation and environmental health programmes, building and development control, town planning, tourism, community library, public conveniences, halls, recreational reserve, fire prevention and protection, emergency services, and dog control.
The Council is a democratically elected body comprising seven (7) Councillors, with the presiding member being the Mayor, who is elected by the sitting Councillors. As there are no wards within the Council area, all elected members represent the interests of the whole community when making decisions as the corporate body of Council. All decisions are in line with Council's strategic plan and the vision for the future economic benefit of the community.
The Local Government Act 1999 specifies the roles and objectives of Council. These include:
To consistently deliver to our ratepayers, community services and works which are defect free and represent maximum value to them and to Council.