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On 1 May 2019 the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced to the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

The Bill has been referred to the Economics and Governance Committee who will be conducting an inquiry into the Bill. More information regarding the making of submissions, public hearings and the enquiry in general can be located on the Committee’s website.

Should the Bill be passed in due course, these reforms will apply to local governments and candidates for the 2020 local government elections. More information will be made available in due course by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs here.

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 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 financial years.
PDF icon 70 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
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