Act review needs input
THE State Government wants public feedback as it looks to review the Local Government Act 1995.
The review aims to modernise WA’s local government sector, ensuring laws around disclosing gifts are simplified and match public expectations.
The Government is seeking public comment on a range of issues including councillor conduct, local government transparency and accountability, and accessibility of public information through the use of technology.
Local Government Minister David Templeman launched the consultation paper on November 8 and called on local governments, residents, community organisations and businesses to make submissions.
“Local governments currently operate under a complex legislative framework that is more than 20 years old and technology and expectations of local governments have changed significantly,” Mr Templeman said.
The consultation is open until February 9. To register for a workshop or make an online submission, visit www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LGAreview .