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On 18 June 2020 the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly, with changes coming into effect on 12 October. Read more about the rolling reform agenda for the local government sector.

Local governments must comply with a range of statutory requirements prescribed by the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulation 2012.

The checklists below are designed to assist local governments ensure they are complying with these requirements.

Governance

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Annual Report
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of annual reports for the 2019–20 financial year.
PDF icon 112 KB
Annual Report
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of annual reports for new annual report disclosure requirements commencing from the 2018–2019 financial year.
PDF icon 102 KB
Budget Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils to levy rates and charges for the 2020–21 financial year.
PDF icon 87 KB
Rates and Charges Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of budgets for the 2020–21 financial year.
PDF icon 150 KB
Registers, policies and publications checklist
A checklist listing policies, processes and records that councils must have in place to comply with local government legislation.
PDF icon 133 KB
Budget Meeting Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils comply with budget meeting requirements for the 2020–21 financial year
PDF icon 90 KB
Planning, financial management and accountability
A checklist to assist local government staff meet statutory obligations and timelines in relation to planning, financial management, providing public access to key documents, and internal audit functions.
Word icon 173 KB
Keeping registers and records
A checklist to assist local government staff meet statutory obligations and timelines in relation to keeping and publishing registers and records.
Word icon 91 KB
PDF icon 78 KB
Policies, processes and other matters
A checklist to assist local government staff meet statutory obligations and timelines in relation to policies, processes and other matters relating to the business of local government.
Word icon 184 KB
PDF icon 83 KB

Website publication

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Website publication requirements
A checklist to assist local government staff meet statutory guidelines and timelines in relation to providing online information to the public about local government decisions and processes.
Word icon 92 KB
PDF icon 87 KB