Governance Resources

Governance Resources

The Victorian Local Government (LG) Bill 2018 will introduce a new, contemporary framework to support Victoria’s councils and the communities they serve.

Reform Themes
The Victorian Local Government Bill 2019 Reforms

The new changes include to the LG Act 1989 will include:

  • improving service delivery, focusing on better financial management and engaging community in council decision making
  • Enabling strong local democracy with direct accountability to the community
  • Improving council conduct with clearer standards of behavior and stronger misconduct management mechanisms
  • Increasing community confidence by making reforms to election processes and candidate requirements
  • Building a new relationship between state and local government, and the community.