THE Department of Local Government will hold a workshop in Mandurah next month to speak directly to the community about the changes they would like to see in the local government sector.
The workshop and others around WA will form part an extensive consultation program by the State Government as part of the review of the Local Government Act 1995.
Local Government Minister David Templeman recently launched a consultation paper calling on local government, residents, community organisations and businesses to make a submission.
The Government is seeking public comment on a range of issues including councillor conduct, local government transparency and accountability and accessibility of public information.
Mr Templeman said a review of the Local Government Act was long overdue.
“People in Mandurah often visit my office and express frustration with local government processes,’’ he said.
“This is their chance to provide feedback directly to the Department on changes they would like made.
“Whether you are a resident, business owner or local government representative, this is your chance to contribute to the future of a local government sector that is smart and inclusive.
“This is a unique opportunity to influence the way local government works and I hope people take up the opportunity to be involved in the workshop.”
The Mandurah Local Government Review workshop is at the City of Mandurah Tuckey Room on Monday, December 4 from 6-8pm.
The consultation is open for public comment until February 9.
Register on https://360.digsc.wa.gv/au/events/ workshop.