The SA Government wants feedback on draft local government reforms.

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is seeking feedback on a number of draft Regulations which will support the commencement of changes to the Local Government Act 1999 and Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 in August 2021.  The draft Regulations are:

The LGA Secretariat has reviewed the proposed Round 1 Regulations and prepared a Summary Paper to assist councils to understand the purpose of the Regulations and provide feedback. 

“The proposed Regulations appear to be consistent with sector advocacy and do not impose unanticipated new costs on councils,” the Local Government Association (LGA) of SA says. 

“On this basis, subject to feedback from member councils, the LGA is likely to make a submission to the State Government, supporting the proposed Regulations.”

The OLG has asked for feedback by Thursday 12 August. 

“Unfortunately, this timeframe does not permit a formal consultation process with the sector,” the LGA says. 

“The LGA has requested that sufficient time be allocated for consultation of subsequent rounds.”