Local Government Amendment Bill 2009


Bill No.028

SynopsisThis Bill amends the Local Government Act 1995and contains more than 40 amendments to improve the Act with the following key recommendations that relate to:
  • providing local governments with new powers to enter land to remove graffiti;
  • widening the circumstances that local governments can take gravel and other building materials from land for building purposes (roads);
  • improving various accountability provisions relating to declaring financial interests, annual returns, elections donations and restricting the types of gifts that council members may receive; and
  • stronger powers for the Minister and Department of Local Government and Regional Development to obtain information from local governments when carrying out investigations.

StatusAssented to 09/16/2009
Royal Assent given 16 Sep 2009 as Act No. 17 of 2009. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/08/2009  
First Reading 04/08/2009  
Second Reading 04/08/2009  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/18/2009  
Consideration in Detail 09/08/2009  
Third Reading 09/08/2009  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/11/2009  
First Reading 03/11/2009  
Second Reading 03/11/2009  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/01/2009  
Committee of the whole 04/02/2009  
Third Reading 04/07/2009