National inquiry into Local Government sustainability

Published on:
Tuesday, 26 March, 2024
WALGA updates

Update: WALGA has received advice that due to the high level of interest received to date, the Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has agreed to extend the inquiry deadline by four weeks to Friday, 31 May 2024.

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport will inquire into and report on Local Government sustainability.
Local Governments are encouraged to make a submission by the due date of Friday, 3 May 2024 and provide recommendations relating to any or all of the inquiry’s terms of reference.

The Committee has prioritised a deeper understanding of Local Government financial sustainability and funding frameworks, alongside the changing infrastructure requirements and service delivery obligations for Local Governments. The Committee are seeking to understand the challenges faced by Local Governments in servicing infrastructure requirements across Australia’s regional, rural, and remote locations.

They will examine labour hire and retention trends, including the impacts of labour hire practices, to identify barriers and opportunities to support our local workforce and Local Government sustainability and service delivery obligations.
WALGA is seeking an extension for this deadline for Local Governments until Friday, 31 May 2024. Further communications will be provided if this deadline extension is approved.

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