Office Closure - Commencing 5pm Tuesday, 24 March

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Council’s offices at Dauncey Street and the Depot will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, Council staff will continue to provide services to the community. To order Library books, pay bills or to speak with Council staff, please phone, email or utilise our online services. For all Council enquiries & payments please phone Customer Service on: 08 8553 4500 or email alternatively, Council Payments can be made online, click here.

As per Federal and State Government requirements Playgrounds, Skate parks & Council Campgrounds are now CLOSED. Our parks and reserves remain open for your leisure.

Further updates will be communicated via Council’s website, Council’s Facebook Page, The Islander newspaper and Council’s Community window. Thank you.

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Kangaroo Island Bushfires

As of Monday 24 February 2020, the Recovery Centre at 12 Jubilee Ave Parndana will be open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm and can assist with all fire recovery needs, including grant applications. Phone 0438 861 215

For information on current warnings visit the CFS website.

For other Recovery Information visit Department of Human Services website. Additional information is also available on Council's website.

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Confidential Items Register

From time to time the public may be excluded from Council and Committee Meetings.

Section 90 of the Local Government Act 1999 provides that a Council or Committee may order that the public be excluded from attendance at a meeting, in order to receive, discuss or consider in confidence any information or matter listed in 90(3) of the Act.

Any order made by Council or Council Committee must specify the duration of the order or the circumstances in which the order will cease to apply, or a period after which the order must be reviewed, and, in any event, any order that operates for a period exceeding 12 months must be reviewed at least once in every year. A review of the Confidential Items Register is conducted prior to 30 June annually.

For in-confidence items dating from 2004 – 2012 please make enquiries to Administration.

Reasons for making a Confidential Order

Section 90(3) of the Local Government Act 1999:

(a)     information the disclosure of which would involve the unreasonable disclosure of information concerning the personal affairs of any person (living or dead)

(b)     information the disclosure of which—

  • (i)   could reasonably be expected to confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting, or proposing to conduct, business, or to prejudice the commercial position of the council; and
  • (ii)  would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest

(c)     information the disclosure of which would reveal a trade secret

(d)     commercial information of a confidential nature (not being a trade secret) the disclosure of which—

  • (i)   could reasonably be expected to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information, or to confer a commercial advantage on a third party; and
  • (ii)      would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest

(e)     matters affecting the security of the council, members or employees of the council, or council property, or the safety of any person

(f)      information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to prejudice the maintenance of law, including by affecting (or potentially affecting) the prevention, detection or investigation of a criminal offence, or the right to a fair trial

(g)     matters that must be considered in confidence in order to ensure that the council does not breach any law, order or direction of a court or tribunal constituted by law, any duty of confidence, or other legal obligation or duty

(h)     legal advice

(i)      information relating to actual litigation, or litigation that the council or council committee believes on reasonable grounds will take place, involving the council or an employee of the council

(j)      information the disclosure of which—

  • (i)   would divulge information provided on a confidential basis by or to a Minister of the Crown, or another public authority or official (not being an employee of the council, or a person engaged by the council); and
  • (ii)  would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest

(k)     tenders for the supply of goods, the provision of services or the carrying out of works;

(m)    information relating to a proposed amendment to a Development Plan under the Development Act 1993before a Development Plan Amendment proposal relating to the amendment is released for public consultation under that Act

(n)     information relevant to the review of a determination of a council under the Freedom of Information Act 1991