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Phase 1 - Discussion Paper

In December 2018, the Government released a Discussion Paper seeking feedback on the principles that should underpin a local government legislative framework. This marked the start of Phase 1 of the Review.

As part of the consultation process in Phase 1, submissions to the Discussion Paper were called from all interested stakeholders. Submissions were invited via an online survey on the questions outlined in the Discussion Paper, as well as by writing directly to the Project Team. Three hundred and eighty two submissions were received during this consultation period.

Consultation sessions were also held around the State throughout February 2019, giving the community and interested stakeholders an opportunity to engage with the Project Team and discuss the Review.

Phase 1 Submissions

The submissions below were received between 7 December 2018 and 1 March 2019 either via the online survey or by writing directly to the Project Team.

A number of submissions were made anonymously and have been titled to reflect this.

As required under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004, personal information such as contact numbers and addresses has been redacted. Confidential, inappropriate or offensive submissions have not been published in accordance with the Department’s Public Submissions Policy.

Submissions received from individuals can be accessed at this link

A summary of submissions by individuals and community members can be accessed at this link.

All other submissions are listed below.