Have your say on the Local Government Act review

News Update 12 October 2018

In 2017 the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995. This is the first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades. The objective is for Western Australia to have a new, modern Act that empowers local governments to better deliver for the community. The vision is for local governments to be agile, smart and inclusive.

About the reforms

Local governments and community were invited to have their say on the priority reforms earlier this year and the drafting of a Bill which includes universal training for candidates and council members, council member code of conduct, improvements to CEO recruitment and performance review and a simplified gift framework is now underway. To read the policy positions on the priority reforms visit the Department of Local Government website.

The next stage will result in a new Local Government Act and focuses on delivering for the community based on the themes Agile, Smart and Inclusive. It considers nine key topic areas and local governments and community members are currently invited to have a say on some or all of the reform areas.

Have your say

Read more about the proposed reforms and complete one or all of the surveys.

Surveys are open until 31 March 2019.

The Department of Local Government will partner with the Western Australian Local Government Association and Local Government Professionals (WA) to deliver a series of workshops to provide further opportunities for local governments and community members to learn more about the reform and get involved. Further details will be available soon.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.