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LG Alert

  • The final report of the Local Government Review Panel has been released today
  • The report will now be considered by the McGowan Government
  • In preparing the report the panel considered extensive consultation and international best practice models

The report, by the Local Government Review Panel, follows on from significant legislative reforms passed by Parliament last year including mandatory training and a new gift declaration framework for all elected members.

The panel made 65 recommendations for the proposed legislation that focus on future-proofing local governments in Western Australia and promoting healthy, connected and engaged local communities.

The panel closely considered national and international best practice models as well as drew on the extensive feedback from the recent consultation conducted by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

View the expert panel’s final report and more information


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Page reviewed 27 February 2023