Penal/Debe Region Corporation v2.0
"To Provide the Services that our burgesses require so that it is the best living and working environment to achieve and sustain social and economic prosperity".
"To become the beacon region, so unique that it is the preferred place for people to live, conduct business and socialize".
The Corporation is governed principally by the following legislation:
- The Municipal Corporations Act No. 21 of 1990 along with its amendments and Standing Orders.
- The Representation of the People Act
- The Boundaries Commission Act
- The Industrial Relations Act
- The Town and Country Planning Act
- The Public Health Ordinance
- The Land Acquisition Act
- The Highways Act
- The Regularization of Tenure Act, 1998
- The Public Service Regulations
- The Market Bye-Laws
- The Freedom of Information Act
- The Dangerous Dogs Act
- The Litter Act
The Penal/Debe Regional Corporation was created by Act 21 of 1990 and became a Corporate body on October 01st 1991. It covers an area of approximately 246.91 sq. km of mainly undulating hills and plains, straddling the Countries of Victoria and St. Patrick.
The population is approximately 100,000 from a combination of 30,000 households.
The Burgesses of the Corporation are involved in general contracting, agriculture and fishing.
There are reserves of oil and natural gas with exploration taking place in the Penal and Barrackpore districts.