Finalised guidance material and support for councils to implement the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) will be made available on this page. The guidance is organised in alignment with the structure of the Act.

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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.

Transitional Arrangements - All stages v2.pdf

Transitional Arrangements - All stages v2.docx

Transitional Arrangements - Saved Provisions from 1989 Act.pdf

Transitional Arrangements - Saved Provisions from 1989 Act.docx

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.

Minister's Good Practice Guideline MGPG-1: Virtual Meetings

Read more about the Ministerial Good Practice Guidelines here.

Page last updated: 15/06/20