Part 1 - Preliminary
Section 2 - Commencement
There are transitional arrangements from the Local Government Act 1989 to the Local Government Act 2020. The following link identifies the parts of the 2020 Act where transitional arrangements are in place and their alignment to proclamation dates.
Part 2 - Councils
Section 18 - Role of the Mayor
Section 21 - Role and Powers of the Deputy Mayor
Section 32 - Councillor Induction Training
Section 41 - Council Expenses Policy
Section 47 - Delegations by Chief Executive Officer
Section 54 - Audit and Risk Committee Charter
Part 3 - Council decision making
Section 30 - Oath or Affirmation of Office
Section 55 - Community Engagement Policy
Section 57 - Public Transparency Policy
Section 60 - Governance Rules
Section 63 - Delegated Committees
Part 6 - Council Integrity
Part 7 - Ministerial Oversight
Section 175 - Minister may give Direction
Section 177 - Application for Compliance Exemptions
Section 179 - Municipal Monitor
Section 182 - Appointment of Chief Municipal Inspector
Section 200 - Appointment of Commission of Inquiry
Section 230 - Suspension of all of the Councillors of a Council
Section 232 - Temporary administration if multiple extraordinary vacancies created
Part 8 - Electoral Provisions
Section 256 - Candidate for election
Part 12 - COVID-19 temporary meaures
Section 394 - Council meeting attendance
Ministerial Good Practice Guideline 1 (MGPG-1): Virtual Meetings
This guideline provides information to support councils and regional library corporations to implement virtual meetings; council meetings; a joint meeting of councils; delegated committee or joint delegated committee meetings; a meeting of a governing body of a regional library; or special committee meetings.
These re-issued guidelines take effect from 26 April 2021 until 26 April 2022.
Read more about the Ministerial Good Practice Guidelines here.