Local Government Act Review

Consultation has concluded

Shape the future of local government in WA 
Local governments define the places where we live, work and play. This is your chance to influence the ways that local governments work. 
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is inviting WA residents and ratepayers to hear about the Local Government Act review and contribute ideas to help modernise local governments in WA.

Shape the future of local government in WA

Local governments define the places where we live, work and play. This is your chance to influence the ways that local governments work.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is inviting WA residents and ratepayers to hear about the Local Government Act review and contribute ideas to help modernise local governments in WA.

Phase One
The review will focus on four key areas:

  • Electronic availability of information
  • Meeting public expectations for accountability, including gift disclosures
  • Meeting community expectations of standards, ethics and performance
  • Building capacity through reducing red tape.

Local governments and the community will be invited to have their say throughout the consultation period with a discussion paper for the first phase planned for release later this year.

Phase Two

Commencing in 2018, phase two will ensure local governments are positioned to deliver for the community by examining ways to:

  • increase participation and public confidence in local government elections.
  • increase community participation in local government decision-making.
  • improve financial management, including through local government enterprises.
  • build capacity through reducing red tape

COMMUNITY WORKHSOP
Location: Midland Town Hall, 312 Great Eastern Highway, Midland
Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP: www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LGAReview

Comments on the discussion paper can be made online until 9 February 2018.

The paper will be available online at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LGAReview from 8 November 2017.

More Information:
https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LegislationCompliance/Pages/LGAReview.aspx


Shape the future of local government in WA

Local governments define the places where we live, work and play. This is your chance to influence the ways that local governments work.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is inviting WA residents and ratepayers to hear about the Local Government Act review and contribute ideas to help modernise local governments in WA.

Phase One
The review will focus on four key areas:

  • Electronic availability of information
  • Meeting public expectations for accountability, including gift disclosures
  • Meeting community expectations of standards, ethics and performance
  • Building capacity through reducing red tape.

Local governments and the community will be invited to have their say throughout the consultation period with a discussion paper for the first phase planned for release later this year.

Phase Two

Commencing in 2018, phase two will ensure local governments are positioned to deliver for the community by examining ways to:

  • increase participation and public confidence in local government elections.
  • increase community participation in local government decision-making.
  • improve financial management, including through local government enterprises.
  • build capacity through reducing red tape

COMMUNITY WORKHSOP
Location: Midland Town Hall, 312 Great Eastern Highway, Midland
Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP: www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LGAReview

Comments on the discussion paper can be made online until 9 February 2018.

The paper will be available online at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LGAReview from 8 November 2017.

More Information:
https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LegislationCompliance/Pages/LGAReview.aspx