Legislation paves way for collaboration
New State legislation will allow local governments to deliver more cost-effective and efficient services to their communities.
Former local government minister Tony Simpson said last week the Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 addressed requests from the sector to cut red tape and allow greater flexibility to work together.
“The new regional subsidiary model will provide increased flexibility for local governments in providing shared services without the significant regulatory and compliance burden of the existing models,” he said.
“It will strengthen the ability of local governments to deliver services to their communities and help build a stronger, financially sustainable and more efficient local government sector in WA. I encourage all local governments to take advantage of this new legislation and to collaborate with other councils so they can deliver sustainable services into the future.”
Mr Simpson said the legislation provided a mechanism for local governments to collaborate on activities, including IT management, tourism and services delivery to Aboriginal communities.
Former local government minister Tony Simpson.