The second stage of the review of the Local Government Act involved identifying additional areas for reform that would bring benefits to the community, local government and other stakeholders.
It is anticipated that such reforms will be incorporated into a new Local Government Act.
Specific areas of potential reform identified in the second stage of the Local Government Act review included:
The department released various consultation papers on the stage two reform topics in September 2018.
Between September 2018 and March 2019, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries held consultation sessions in every region of the State, issued surveys on potential reforms, and invited written submissions.
Consultation on stage two of the Local Government Act review closed on 31 March 2019.
The department has consulted with more than 100 organisations and community groups across the State including local government staff, peak bodies, multicultural groups, young people, Aboriginal groups and seniors. Below is a list of all the consultation
locations and groups from stage two of the Local Government Act Review.
More than 3,000 survey responses and written submissions were received from community members, ratepayer associations, industry groups, local governments, councillors, and peak bodies.
Summary papers which outline what we heard from the consultation are available below.
The contribution of community members, local governments and others who have supported the process to date will provide valuable input to the Local Government Review Panel and help transform local government in Western Australia.
The Local Government Review Panel is currently considering the feedback heard during consultation. The Local Government Review Panel will make recommendations to the Minister on what should be included in a new Local Government Act.
The Government will announce their policy positions once they have considered the recommendations of the Review Panel.
The public submission period closed on 31 March 2019 with more than 3000 responses received.
The department acknowledges and thanks all who have provided submissions to the review.
All submissions received are being considered.
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