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Local Government Amendment Bill 2008

Bill No. 288
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is introduce over 40 amendments to improve the operation of the Local Government Act 1995. The key amendments include provisions for: * New powers for local governments to enter private land to remove graffiti; * Widening the circumstances that local government can take gravel and other building materials from land for building purposes; * Improving various accountability provisions relating to declaring financial interests, elections donations and restricting the types of gifts that council members may receive; and * Stronger powers for the Minister and the Department of Local Government and Regional Development to obtain information from local governments when carrying out investigations. The Bill also incorporates a range of technical improvements to the legislation and several minor drafting improvements.
Status Bill Lapsed
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/18/2008  
First Reading 06/18/2008  
Second Reading 06/18/2008  
Second Reading Speech   

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Bill Lapsed  08/07/2008 1 

1 - The 37th Parliament was prorogued and the Legislative Assembly dissolved on 07/08/08.