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.

The recommendations have now been considered. A consultation paper on proposed new local government legislation is available to inform stakeholders of intended policy changes and provide an opportunity for comment.

Submit feedback by email to or for further information call 08 8995 5118 during office hours.

Submissions close 24 June 2016.

Last updated: 11 April 2019