The Local Government Act 2020 will be proclaimed in 4 stages

STAGE 1 – 6 April 2020

STAGE 2 – 1 May 2020

STAGE 3 – 24 Oct 2020

STAGE 4 – 1 July 2021

Transitional arrangements

The document Transitional Arrangements - all stages, is being updated and will be published as soon as possible

Key dates

Tuesday 1 September 2020


To allow councils to comply with the requirements by the 1 September 2020 time frame, there is a grace period of 4 months.

  • Governance rules
  • Expenses policy
  • Delegated Committees
  • Asset Committees
  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Public Transparency transparency

Thursday 17 September 2020

  • Mandatory candidate training

To allow councils to comply with the requirements for the following time frames, there is a grace period of 6 months

Friday 24 February 2021

  • Councillor Code of Conduct

Monday 1 March 2021

  • Community Engagement policy

Friday 30 April 2021

  • Gift policy

Wednesday 30 June 2021

  • Councillor Induction Training – within 6 months after the Oath is taken
  • Annual budget
  • Revenue and Rating Plan

Sunday 31 October 2021

  • Financial plan
  • Council plan
  • Community vision
  • Annual report

Friday 31 December 2021

  • CEO employment and remuneration policy
  • Workforce plan
  • Recruitment policy
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Complaints policy
  • Procurement policy

Thursday 30 June 2022

  • Asset Management plans

Page last updated: 31/03/20