As part of our commitment to responsible leadership, we collaborate with other councils and organisations to enable us to deliver services for our community in an efficient and effective way, such as through regional subsidiaries.
Regional collaboration presents the ideal opportunity for the Council to work with other councils and organisations to create efficiencies and deliver on our commitments as a responsible leader for our community.
Through our collaboration and subsidiaries we are able to create efficiencies in resource management, such as waste collection, and also access greater bargaining power when it comes to resource allocation, seeking funding and accessing services.
Adelaide Hills Regional Waste Management Authority
The Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority (AHRWMA) was formed in the early 1990s under the Local Government Act 1934 and is a Local Government Regional Subsidiary responsible for coordinating waste management on behalf of its member councils — Adelaide Hills Council, Alexandrina Council, District Council of Mount Barker and the Rural City of Murray Bridge.
The independently resourced authority is committed to evaluating waste and recycling services throughout the region to determine where it can add value for member councils by applying a resource sharing model.
East Waste is the trading name of the Eastern Waste Management Authority and established pursuant to Section 43 of the Local Government Act 1999. East Waste is a regional subsidiary of the Adelaide Hills Council, City of Burnside, Campbelltown City Council, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, City of Mitcham and the Corporation of the Town of Walkerville — all referred to as member or constituent councils of the Authority.
East Waste is administered by a Board in accordance with the requirement of the Local Government Act, their charter, and various policies and codes. The membership of the Board comprises seven directors — one director appointed by each of the member councils, and one independent person who acts as Chair. The Board appoints a General Manager who is responsible for implementing the decisions made by the Board, and running the day-to-day operations of East Waste.
The subsidiaries primary purpose is to provide effective waste collection services for its member councils. The exact nature of the waste collection services are determined independently by each council to meet the needs of their respective communities. From time to time, East Waste is contracted to provide waste collection services for other councils.
Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority
The Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority (GRFMA) was formed as a regional subsidiary on 27 August 2002, under Section 43 and Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 1999. The constituent councils are the Adelaide Hills Council, The Barossa Council, Town of Gawler, Light Regional Council, District Council of Mallala and City of Playford.
The GRFMA exists to:
- Co-ordinate the construction, operation and maintenance of flood mitigation infrastructure in the Gawler River area (the Floodplain);
- Raise finance for the purpose of developing, managing and operating and maintaining flood mitigation works within the Floodplain;
- Provide a forum for the discussion and consideration of topics relating to the constituent council's obligations and responsibilities in relation to management of flood mitigation within the Floodplain; and
- Enter into agreements with constituent councils for the purpose of managing and developing the Floodplain.
Southern and Hills Local Government Association
The Southern and Hills Local Government Association (S&HLGA) was first formed in July 1969 and is now constituted as a regional subsidiary under Section 43 and Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 1999. The Southern and Hills Local Government Association consists of six member councils, being Adelaide Hills Council, Alexandrina Council, Kangaroo Island Council, District Council of Mount Barker, City of Victor Harbor and District Council of Yankalilla.