Queensland cuts councils loose

By Paul Hemsley Local Government Association of Queensland President Margaret de Wit has welcomed the state government’s move to put councils back in charge of community planning by getting rid of a raft of state bureaucratic requirements. The Queensland government this week passed changes to the Local Government Act and Brisbane City Council Act it […]

NSW council powers put under review

By Julian Bajkowski Council enforcement and compliance powers covering parking, planning, health and safety in New South Wales could soon be rewritten after the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) pressed ahead with a wide-ranging regulatory review. In an issues paper released on Monday, IPART has called for state and local governments to put forward […]


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