Local Government Bill 2018

Questions and Responses

Can I please get council's response to this new Act?

The Bill proposes a new approach, setting aside the more prescriptive approach of the current legislation.  The new bill sets out requirements for a range of policies that councils will need to establish, in areas like community consultation, transparency and complaints.  This approach is welcomed as it would give each council the ability to respond to the specific needs and expectations of its community.

How may this affect the behaviour of councillors?

Councillors will be expected to meet the standards proposed in the Bill, as they already are in regard to the requirements of the current legislation.

Provided to: Monash Leader

Date: 25 May 2018

Quoting: Mayor Paul Klisaris