Feedback sought on South Australian local government reform






Feedback on draft regulations intended to support the commencement of local government reforms is required by Thursday 12 August 2021.


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:

  • Local Government (General) (Review) Variation Regulations 2021

  • Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) (Review) Variation Regulations 2021

  • Local Government (Elections) (Review) Variation Regulations 2021

  • Local Government (Members Allowances and Benefits) (Review) Variation Regulations 2021

  • City of Adelaide (Elections and Polls) (Local Government Review) Variation Regulations 2021

  • City of Adelaide (Members Allowances and Benefits) (Local Government Review) Variation Regulations 2021

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. 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 has requested that sufficient time be allocated for consultation of subsequent rounds.

Any feedback on these issues should be provided as soon as possible to Andrew Lamb, Local Government Reform Partner at andrew.lamb@lga.sa.gov.au

Subscribe to The Local Government Report