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The objective of stage one of the Local Government Act review was to:
This reform delivers on the following principle which underpinned stage one of the review:
The department undertook consultation on the topic of CEO recruitment and performance review during stage one of the Local Government Act review consultation. A copy of the consultation paper can be found below.
The following sections outline what was heard during consultation and how the feedback has informed changes to the Act.
On 1 August 2018 the State Government announced their policy positions on the stage one priority reforms, including their position on CEO recruitment and performance review.
The following report provides further information on the findings from consultation and the Government’s decision regarding CEO recruitment and performance review:
CEO recruitment and performance review policy position
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by Parliament. This Amendment Act introduced the power to prescribe mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government CEOs (CEO Standards).
Please refer to Reforms introduced for more information on the Amendment Act, and frequently asked questions on the reforms.
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 introduced the requirement for there to be mandatory minimum standards for CEO recruitment, performance review and early termination.
The introduction of these standards is intended to ensure best practice and greater consistency in these processes among local governments.
The department sought feedback on draft CEO standards, with submissions closing on 6 December 2019.
A copy of the draft CEO standards can be found here: Draft CEO Standards and Guidelines
The feedback is currently being considered and will inform the drafting of the mandatory minimum standards.
Local Government Act Review Consultation Paper
Draft CEO Standards and Guidelines
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