The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is inviting WA residents and ratepayers to hear about the Local Government Act review and contribute ideas to help modernise local governments in WA.

This major review of  Local Government Act is under way, with community participation in elections, online reporting and gift disclosures first to be targeted. The shake up of the Local Government Act 1995 is a McGowan Government election commitment, which will modernise local government operations and identify ways to reduce red tape.

Local governments, residents, business people and workers will be invited to participate when a discussion paper is released by the State Government later this year.

A second phase of the review, set to take place next year, will look at increasing community participation in local government decision-making, improving behaviour and relationships, enabling local government enterprises and improving financial management.

Community Workshop Information

Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries - website