The Local Government Act 1989 and Local Government Act 2020 provide a framework for how all councils operate.
Local Government Act
The Local Government Act 2020 came into operation on 24 March 2020. It will be implemented in four stages between April 2020 and June 2022. The first stage requires Council to adopt the following documents by 1 September 2020:
- Audit and Risk Committee Charter
- Councillor Expenses Policy
- Governance Rules
- Public Transparency Policy
The next stage will come into effect on 24 October 2020.
For further information and a copy of the Acts, you can visit the Local Government Victoria website or the Victorian legislation website.