There are at present 18 district councils, 9 in the urban areas and 9 in the New Territories. There are altogether 479 DC seats for the DC term of 2020-2023.

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Functions of a District Council
The functions of a District Council are -
(a) to advise the Government -

(i)   on matters affecting the well-being of the people in the District;

(ii) on the provision and use of public facilities and services within the District;

(iii) on the adequacy and priorities of Government programmes for the District; and

(iv) on the use of public funds allocated to the District for local public works and community activities; and

(b) where funds are made available for the purpose, to undertake -

(i)   environmental improvements within the District;

(ii) the promotion of recreational and cultural activities within the District; and

(iii) community activities within the District.

DC Members’ Reference Corner


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