Tuesday 17 March 2020
Today marks the beginning of a new era in Victorian Local Government as the Local Government Bill 2019 has been passed through Parliament. It is expected that the Bill will be granted royal assent by next week.
LGPro welcomes the new Act as it will be the catalyst for modernising, reforming and re-energising the entire sector.
LGPro President Liana Thompson believes the new act will help drive genuine and far-reaching transformation of the sector by enabling and encouraging councils to be more entrepreneurial and innovative in the way they deliver services.
The new Act will also do much to help restore the confidence and trust of the community in Local Government to further develop local economies and social connections.
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LGPro is pleased to be teaming with Maddocks Lawyers from March 2020, to host a series of webinars and information sessions (online initially) to support metropolitan, regional and rural Councils throughout 2020.
Members are encouraged to monitor our website for details regularly as well as tell us what they need from LGPro to help them with the implementation of the new Act.