Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from Goondiwindi Regional Council. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information as part of the response to the review of Freedom of Information laws.
All information and documents accessible via the Goondiwindi Regional Council publication scheme are provided free of charge.
Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:
- About Us - (Who we are and what we do)
- Our Services - (The services we offer)
- Our Finances - (What we spend and how we spend it)
- Our Priorities - (What our priorities are and how we are doing)
- Our Decisions - (How we make decisions)
- Our Policies - (Our policies and procedures)
- Our Lists - (Lists and registers)
If you have not been able to locate the particular information/service you are after via our website, or by contacting the relevant department within Council, you may wish to contact Council's Cheif Executive Officer to discuss your particular enquiry. In many cases, they will be able to direct you to the appropriate channel.
If you are still unable to access the information you are seeking, you may wish to make a formal application under the Right to Information Act 2009.
This section contains Goondiwindi Regional Council's history, organisational information, structures and contacts.
Goondiwindi Regional Council was formed in March 2008 by the amalgamation of Goondiwindi Town Council and the Shires of Inglewood and Waggamba.
Covering an area of 19,294 square kms, Goondiwindi Regional Council is home to approximately 10,740 people from Texas in the east to Weengallon in the west. The three larger towns of Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Texas are the primary hubs for a number of diverse communities scattered throughout the region, while Yelarbon, Toobeah, Bungunya and Talwood also play important roles in the social and economic lives of our rural residents.
Details for contacting Goondiwindi Regional Council can be found on our Contact Us page.
Councillors as elected representatives have a responsibility to ensure that Goondiwindi Regional Council delivers high quality services in an effective and efficient manner and that its goals are achieved through collaboration with government, industry and community stakeholders and close involvement with their community.
Click here for information about currently elected councillors and how to contact them.
View the structure of Council committees and meeting dates:
Goondiwindi Regional Council's directorates are:
- Executive Office
- Community and Corporate Services
Click here to view annual reports for Goondiwindi Regional Council.
Click here to view the latest media releases.
Local Government Act
The principal piece of legislation which provides the legislative framework for Goondiwindi Regional Council is the Local Government Act 2009. The Act provides council with autonomy and flexibility while requiring accountability for its performance.
This section contains information about the services Goondiwindi Regional Council provides.
- Arts & Cultural Services
- Community Facilities
- Community Health
- Community Services
- Corporate Services
- Customer Service Centres
- Engineering Services
- Environmental Health
- Human Resources
- Library Services
- Local Laws and Animals
- Planning and Development
- Technical Services
This section provides financial information about Goondiwindi Regional Council's projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, tenders and financial audit.
- Budget - Click here to view the Goondiwindi Regional Council budget.
- Tenders and Procurement - Click here to find out information about Goondiwindi Regional Council's tender process and contracts.
- Procurement Policy
The priorities of Goondiwindi Regional Council. Our annual report, corporate and operational plans.
Council Functions and Powers
Council functions and powers are dependent on State Government legislation. The Local Government Act 2009 and other legislative provisions clearly define the powers and responsibilities of Council.
Council has no authority in regard to matters falling outside the mandatory or discretionary powers conferred by the legislation. Council is vested with a variety of specific powers to control, regulate, license or prevent and prohibit the matters deemed relevant to a local authority. These powers are administered through local laws adopted by Council.
The Chief Executive Officer has the delegated authority of Goondiwindi Regional Council to make decisions on a number of specified matters, in particular of an administrative nature. In turn, the Chief Executive Officer has delegated a number of these powers to specified staff. Delegations are recorded in a Register of Delegations which is open for inspection at the Office of the Chief Executive at 4 Mclean Street, Goondiwindi Qld 4390.
Our corporate policies and guidelines relating to our functions and responsibilities.
Council policies are available online. If you require access to a particular Council policy which is not published, please make a written request addressed to:
Chief Executive Office
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Locked Mail Bag 7
Inglewood Qld 4387
Alternatively, you can email:
Lists and registers that we are required to hold by law. The Local Government Act 2009 requires Council to report a list of registers kept by it and open to inspection. You can ask for more information about our public registers by contacting Goondiwindi Regional Council.
A sample of our public registers open to inspection are:
- Council's business entities.
- Councillors' register of interests
- Delegations (by Council and by CEO)
- Electoral gifts
- Policy register
- Regulatory fees & Charges
- Roads register
- Local Laws & Subordinate Local Laws register
- Assets register