City of Bunbury provides views into Local Government Act 1995 regulations

The City of Bunbury has delivered its position ahead of the review into the Local Government Act 1995’s regulations. 

On Tuesday, October 17, the council discussed the City of Bunbury’s submission to the Western Australian Local Government Association ahead of the review.

Councilor Murray Cook submitted amendments for the draft submission prior to October 17’s council meeting. 

The four amendments focused on:

  1. Expanding the role of council to provide recurrent funding to support regional facilities such as museums, art galleries etc.
  2. Barring gifts or financial support being accepted by council members.
  3. Limiting the number of consecutive terms served by a mayor or councillors. 
  4. Changing sections of the draft regarding the chief executive officer’s reports to the mayor

The first proposed amendment was favoured by the council, while the other three were voted down. 

Seven councillors out of twelve voted in favour of the amended submission.

Minister for Local Government David Templeman announced the review earlier this year. 

WALGA and Mr Templeman will conduct a consultation process to “inform sector views and priorities”. 

Collated feedback will be presented to the State Council for the November/December 2017 round of zone meetings.