Everything councils need to know about the Local Government Amendment Act

17 Dec 2012 |

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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