Call for submissions on Victorian Local Government Bill
Consultation on the Exposure Draft of the Victorian Government's Local Government Bill has been extended to March 16.
The Exposure Draft of the Local Government Bill proposes to repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989 with a modern, principle based legislative framework for the establishment and administration of a system of local government in Victoria.
The Draft Bill seeks to:
provide a better understanding of the role of councils as democratically elected bodies
encourage Victorians to participate more as candidates, voters and citizens in council activities and contribute to council strategic visions and plans
drive more autonomous and outcome focused councils
encourage Councils to embrace innovative and collaborative arrangements that increase organisational efficiency and deliver public value for residents
provide a sound framework for the sector to become more efficient and enterprising in its local governance.
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