Local Government Act Review Phase 2

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This submission has been prepared by the Committee for Perth with input from our Reshaping and Reforming Working Groups, whose combined expertise covers planning, professional services, design, development, construction, infrastructure, policy and local government.

The Committee supports the proposed objective for Western Australia to have a new, modern Act that empowers local government to be more agile, smart and inclusive. Our submission has been informed by the Committee’s long-term advocacy to reform local government and includes evidence drawn from a range of sources available on our website.

Specifically, the Committee supports the reform objectives that seek to:
  • Create agile local government entities that can adapt to changing conditions
  • Increase the effectiveness of local government operations by implementing smart processes
  • Increasing the involvement of communities in decision-making across Western Australia and ensuring local governments accurately represent their communities
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.