Policy Proposal – Superannuation for Elected Members

WALGA is seeking feedback on a draft policy proposal to advocate for Elected Members to be required, through an amendment to the Local Government Act 1995, to be paid superannuation.
Feedback from the Local Government sector will inform a State Council agenda item, which will be considered at November Zone meetings and the 1 December meeting of State Council. Following a State Council decision, advocacy will be undertaken with the Minister for Local Government.
Feedback on the draft policy paper can be submitted to Manager, Strategy and Association Governance, Tim Lane by Friday, 29 October 2021.

Local Government Act Review

Three significant inquiries relating to Local Government in Western Australia have released their final reports in August and September 2020.
This advocacy paper, which was endorsed by State Council on 2 December 2020, aims to distil key issues raised by these reports and identify strategic advocacy positions of the Local Government sector to inform the strategic direction of legislative reform.

In addition, WALGA previously put forward a range of policy positions relating to the Review of the Local Government Act.