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

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 noted above.

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

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.To clarify, 1 September is the hard deadline and includes the 4 month grace period because it’s an extension of when the provision commences.

  • 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. To clarify, the dates below are the hard deadlines and already include the 6 months grace period which is an extension of when the provision commences.

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: 13/05/20