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The announcement, made on 3 July 2022, is the most significant package of reforms for WA local government since the Local Government Act 1995 was passed more than 25 years ago.

The reforms are based on 6 themes:

  1. Earlier intervention, effective regulation and stronger penalties
  2. Reducing red tape, increasing consistency and simplicity
  3. Greater transparency and accountability
  4. Stronger local democracy and community engagement
  5. Clear roles and responsibilities
  6. Improved financial management and reporting.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has developed a series of fact sheets to guide local governments and community members through the reform package, available on the website.

Local Government Reform Fact Sheets

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Page reviewed 06 May 2022