The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
These reforms target key priority
areas identified by the community and local government sector to better
prepare council members for their challenging role, strengthen
governance, empower councils to communicate with residents using modern
technology and expand the amount of information available to the public
Commencing at the 2019 ordinary local government
elections in October, all candidates will be required to have completed
an online induction. This free, online module will be available on the
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' website
Building the capacity of council members further,
all council members will be required to complete a training program
following their election covering key areas such as conflicts of
interest, understanding financial reports and budgets, and serving on
Reforms will also:
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