Everything councils need to know about the Local Government Amendment Act

17 Dec 12

The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament on 29 November and commenced (in part) on 5 December 2012. Overall, this amendment clearly signals the Government’s intent to constrain councils’ activities, to more closely monitor the performance of councils, and to benchmark councils’ performance to a greater extent than has happened in the past. Encouraging amalgamations and reorganisation of councils is also a key focus.

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