Local Government Act Review Forums

Local Government Act Review Forums


On Wednesday, 19 September, the Minister for Local Government announced the public consultation for the new Local Government Act, and released a series of discussion papers which cover a range of issues to get the conversations started.

To inform the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia, WALGA and the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries will host a series of Local Government Act Forums. These facilitated forums will be held in respective WALGA Zone groupings between Wednesday, 10 October and Thursday, 15 November. 
This approach will maximize the opportunity for Council's input as we are seeking to have as many Local Government representatives participate as possible.

A Zone Report will be developed following each Forum to inform WALGA Zone discussions and the development of submissions.

It is important to note that the discussion papers that have been produced are from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and not from WALGA. WALGA will respond to the papers after receiving feedback from the sector.

Following WALGA’s request, the consultation period has been extended to Sunday, 31 March 2019. It is anticipated that an item will be prepared for the sector's position on all the issues at the February/March round of Zone and State Council meetings.

WALGA is committed to providing the best opportunity for members to inform the development of the new Local Government Act.

Dates and Locations for the Forums are as follows:
  • Gascoyne Country Zone - Wednesday, 10 October
  • Central Country Zone - Thursday, 11 October
  • Central Metro Zone - Tuesday, 16 October
  • Great Southern Country Zone -  Friday, 19 October  - 1:00pm (Cranbrook Sporting Complex, 55/67 King St, Cranbrook)
  • Northern Country Zone - Monday, 22 October - 9:00am (City of Greater Geraldton Function Room, 63 Cathedral Avenue, Geraldton)
  • South East Metro Zone - Wednesday, 24 October - 4:00pm (Town of Victoria Park, Administration Centre, 99 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park)
  • Great Eastern Country Zone - Wednesday, 24 October - 1:00pm (Merredin Leisure Centre, Bates Street, Merredin)
  • East Metropolitan Zone - Thursday, 25 October - 4:00pm (Shire of Mundaring, 7000 Grt Eastern Highway, Mundaring)
  • Avon-Midland Country Zone - Friday, 26 October - 10:00am (Moora Bowling Club, 101 Gardiner Street, Moora)
  • East Kimberley Councils - Monday, 29 October - 2:00pm (Kununurra Council Chambers, 20 Coolibah Drive, Kunnunurra)
  • South Metro Zone - Monday,  29 October - 4:00pm (City of Cockburn Admin Building, Crn Rockingham Rd/Coleville Cres, Spearwood)
  • Goldfields Esperance Country Zone - Thursday,  1 November - 9:00am (City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Offices, 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie)
  • Murchison Country Zone - Thursday,  1 November - 2:00pm (Cue Council Chambers, 73 Austin Street, Cue)
  • South West Country Zone - Friday,  2 November - 10:00am (City of Busselton Council Chambers, 2 Southern Drive, Busselton)
  • West Kimberley Councils - Monday,  5 November - 10:00am (Shire of Broome, Function Room, Cnr Weld & Haas St, Broome)
  • Peel Zone - Monday,  5 November - 2:00pm (Shire of Murray Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra)
  • Port Hedland/Karratha Councils - Tuesday, 13 November - 10:00am (Port Hedland Council Chambers, Civic Centre, McGregor St, Port Hedland)
  • East Pilbara/Ashburton Councils - Thursday, 15 November - 11:00am (Shire of East Pilbara Council Chambers, Corner Kalgan & Newman Drives, Newman)
  • North Metro Zone - Thursday, 15 November - 4:30pm (City of Wanneroo Civic Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo)
To register for one of the above Forums, please click on the button below.


Ifyou have any questions or need further information, please email WALGA Event Officer, Ulla Prill or call on 9213 2043.

Target Audience

Elected Members and Local Government Officers ONLY
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