Partnership to build govt ties
A new era of collaboration between local and State Government in WA began last week at the 2017 WA Local Government Convention when the two spheres signed an intergovernmental agreement.
Aiming to enhance the partnership between the two sectors of government, the State Local Government Partnership Agreement sets out how consultation and communication will occur on significant issues.
West Australian Local Government Association president Lynne Craigie said she welcomed the new agreement.
“Such an agreement provides for a legitimate and respectful relationship between the two sectors,” she said.
Mark McGowan and Local Government Minister David Templeman signed the agreement at the convention’s Annual General Meeting, which was attended by more than 500 local government professionals from across the State.
Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco, councillors Julie Arif and Louise Newbery and chief executive David Pentz also attended the conference.