Review of the Local Government Act

In late 2014, a review of the Local Government Act was announced.

Submissions were sought from all stakeholders, including the general public and were accepted up until February 2016.

A Local Government Working Party consisting of the Local Government Association of the NT, regional and municipal councils, and department representatives was formed to consider topics raised in the submissions and to make new recommendations to the Department and the Minister.

A consultation paper on the proposed new local government legislation was made available to inform stakeholders of intended policy changes and provide an opportunity for comment.

Submissions on that paper closed in June 2016.

Most recently, a draft Local Government Bill (1000.0 kb) has been released for public consultation.

Submissions close 18 July 2019.

For further information, including information on how to make a submission, please visit Draft Local Government Bill consultation.

Last updated: 24 May 2019