The District Council of Flacq is a body corporate set up under the Local Government Act 2011 (LGA 2011) to administer the 23 Village Councils under its jurisdiction. Each village Council comprises of 9 councillors elected under the Representation of the People Act. Each village has a representative at the District Council of Flacq, elected amongst the councillors according to Section 13 of LGA 2011, except for three Village Councils where there are two representatives.
The Council is headed by a Chief Executive who is responsible for the Administration and is assisted by a Deputy Chief Executive. A Chairperson is responsible for the Council and is assisted by a Vice Chairperson. The Village Councils are managed by the Assistant Chief Executives.
The District Council of Flacq is situated in the east of the island. It is the largest district having an area of 297.9 km2. It is bounded by the districts of Rivière du Rempart, Pamplemousses, Moka, Grand Port and the sea from Poste La Fayette to Grand River South East. As it is bounded by the sea there is a high concentration of hotels in the east.
There are twenty-three Village Councils within the jurisdiction of the District Council of Flacq namely Bel Air, Bon Accueil, Brisée Verdiere, Bramsthan, Camp de Masque, Camp de Masque Pavé, Camp Ithier, Central Flacq, Clemencia, Ecroignard, Grand River Sourth East, Grande Retraite, Lallmatie, Laventure, Mare La Chaux, Medine, Olivia, Poste de Flacq, Quatre Cocos, Queen Victoria, Saint Julien Village, Sebastopol and Trou D’Eau Douce.
The village of Central Flacq is the main village of the district whereby there are clusters of commercial and economic activities. As it is a rural village, there is a predominance of agricultural activities as well.
Some of the leading five-star hotels of the island, the legendary Puits des Hollandais, a monument commemorating the SMF soldiers lost at sea and the victims of the Heidelberg air crash and the F.U.E.L and Deep River-Beau Champ sugar estates are all situated within the District of Flacq.
A bit of History
Flacq (which is a name of Dutch origin) was an area known to the Dutch during their occupation of the island during the 17th and 18th centuries. The District of Flacq derives its name from the region’s topography (the name Flacq is derived from the Dutch word ‘vlakt’ meaning ‘flat’) and this inspired the Dutch in naming this large Eastern District. The quality of the soil made Flacq an ideal choice for the Dutch to establish a garden and numerous important settlements (notably in Trou d’Eau Douce which they named Cronenburg and in Grande Riviere Sud-Est). During the French period of occupation, Flacq was divided into 8 townships: Flacq, La Mare aux Lubines, Les Quatre Cocos, Trou d’Eau Douce, La Riviere Seche, La Mare aux Fougeres, Le Camp de Masque and Les Trois Ilots.
Mission and Vision of the District Council
The District Council of Flacq is a body corporate set up under the Local Government Act 2011 to administer the 23 Village Councils found under its jurisdiction.
To be a Local Authority which provides world class services to its inhabitants.
Ensure that all the statutory duties including the services are delivered smartly in accordance with the ever changing expectations of both the authorities and the local community.
Our corporate culture stands on values which places the inhabitants at the centre of our endeavors. These values are as follows:
- Excellence : We will strive to reach excellence.
- Efficiency : We strive to get resources to the right place at the right time at the least possible cost.
- Integrity : We will act with integrity in all our dealings with our Stakeholders and the public in general.
- Courtesy : We will act with courtesy in our relationships with the inhabitants, our employees, our suppliers and other stakeholders.
- Teamwork : We work as a team by ensuring an enjoyable workplace to allow the generation of positive thinking
Quality and Innovation
We will never stop ever-improving the quality of our services and endeavour to innovate by using technology so that the citizens are delighted with them.
- To ensure a safe and healthy environment for our inhabitants
- To ensure cultural values and sports are promoted
- To ensure that services are delivered efficiently and effectively in an equitable, transparent and fair manner
- To ensure a smooth, smart and serene management of Council’s affairs