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 Parliamentary Inquiry into Local Government

On 26 June 2019, the Select Committee into Local Government (the Committee) was established by the Legislative Council.  The Committee is to inquire into how well the system of local government is functioning in Western Australia.

As part of the consultation process the Committee is inviting the public to provide a written submission on one or more of the areas of the Terms of Reference focussing on –

(a)    whether the Local Government Act 1995 and related legislation is generally suitable in scope, construction and application;
(b)    the scope of activities of Local Governments;
(c)    the role of the Department of State administering the Local Government Act 1995 and related legislation;
(d)    the role of Elected Members and Chief Executive Officers/employees and whether these are clearly defined, delineated, understood and accepted;
(e)    the funding and financial management of Local Governments; and
(f)    any other related matters the Select Committee identifies as worthy of examination and Report.

Submissions close: Midnight, Friday 13 September 2019.

Submissions can be made electronically or posted to the address listed on the contact address details on the Committees page at

Submissions will normally be made public and placed on the Parliament website by the Committee.  However, submissions are kept confidential until the Committee decides to publicly release them.  You may ask that your submission remain confidential, it is recommended that contact be made with the Committee to discuss further.

Further information on the membership of the Select Committee and how to make a submission can be found on the Inquiries open for submission webpage.

For enquiries or to lodge a submission the contact details are:

Mr Mark Warner, Committee Clerk
Select Committee into Local Government
Legislative Council
Parliament House, 4 Harvest Terrace
Tel: 9222 7410