Stirling chief executive encourages residents to respond to review of Local Govt Act

City of Stirling chief executive Stuart Jardine.
City of Stirling chief executive Stuart Jardine.

STIRLING chief executive Stuart Jardine encourages all residents to provide feedback on the State Government’s Local Government Act 1995 review.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will conduct the review over two phases, with public comment being sought on the first phase until February 9.

Phase one of the review will focus on four key areas: electronic availability of information, accountability including gift disclosures, standards, ethics and performance and building capacity through reducing red tape.

The review will introduce changes in a bid to modernise the Act and ensure communities benefit from efficient and effective councils now and into the future.

Mr Jardine said it was the first time in more than 20 years that the Act had been reviewed and residents had the opportunity to influence the way local governments work.

Residents can comment online at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au.

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