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Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and The Arts

Opportunity to shape the future of local government in WA

The McGowan Government is seeking the views of Western Australians on the future of local government, as public consultation for phase one of the review of the Local Government Act 1995 kicks off. The review canvases options for major reforms to modernise WA's local government sector, including ensuring laws around disclosing gifts are simplified and match public expectations of accountability. Local Government Minister David Templeman said, "Local governments currently operate under a complex legislative framework that is more than 20 years old and technology and expectations of local governments have changed significantly. The consultation is open for public comment until February 9, 2018. To register for a workshop or make an online submission, visit

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