The South Australian Government and the SA Local Government Association have signed a State/Local Government Relations Agreement.


South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and LGA President Mayor Kym McHugh signed the agreement that will underpin the future relationship between the two tiers of government.


“The State Government has identified seven strategic priorities for South Australia and we will need the co-operation of the State’s 68 councils to deliver the best outcomes for the community,” Mr Weatherill said.


Mayor McHugh welcomed the move towards a more cooperative based system, saying the document will ensure strong communication between State and Local level governments.


“In areas of planning and development reforms, infrastructure, regional development and investment and in recycling and water security, it is vital that we form partnerships with the State Government,” Mayor McHugh said.