A new process for initiating and reviewing council boundary reform proposals came into effect on 1 January 2019. The Boundaries Commission is an independent body that assesses and investigates boundary change proposals, and makes recommendations to the Minister for Local Government. The role of the Boundaries Commission has been included within the responsibilities of the existing Local Government Grants Commission.
The Boundaries Commission has prepared Guidelines that detail the process by which it will receive, assess and progress council boundary change proposals.
The LGA understands there is significant interest from councils about the role of the Boundaries Commission and how this new process will work. The LGA is partnering with the Boundaries Commission to present a Boundary Reform Forum for member councils that will explain the role of the Commission, give an overview of the Guidelines, and provide plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The invitation to attend is open to both elected members and council administration.
The Forum will be held in the LGA Boardrooms at Local Government House from 1pm—3pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. Participation in the Forum will be available via livestreaming for those who are unable to attend in person.
To register your attendance either in person or via the LGA video conferencing system, please complete the registration form.
There is no cost to member councils to attend the Boundary Reform Forum.
For more information please contact Alicia Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org).