Getting ready for the road ahead

The Local Government Association of South Australia has issued its roadmap for Local Government reform for consideration by the next South Australian State Government. The roadmap has been developed in consultation with member councils. The state election in on 17 March.

Key points include:

  • Implementing a bench marking program
  • Standardising external council audits
  • Maximising the effectiveness of council audit committees
  • Strengthening the code of conduct for council members
  • Reviewing the representation review process
  • Considering opportunities to diversify Local Government revenue
  • Implementing Local Government elections reform

LGASA President Lorraine Rosenberg said that LGASA was ready for change and “looks forward to working with all members of the next state parliament to deliver sensible Local Government reforms that will benefit South Australia.”