Published on 16 December 2022
The Shire of Murray has agreed to how changes likely to be introduced by the State Government next year will be implemented.
The state government is introducing a Bill to parliament which will impact local governments in Western Australia.
New requirements will be introduced to provide for:
The State Government is offering two different pathways to enact these changes- voluntary and non-voluntary.
The purpose of offering the ‘voluntary’ pathway is to allow Councils to implement these changes and still meet a strict timeline. The voluntary pathway provides the greatest possible lead time to plan for next year’s ordinary elections, and as such, it is this pathway that the Shire of Murray Council will support.
Chief Executive Officer, Dean Unsworth said “opting for the voluntary pathway means we have the time to implement the required changes. Taking this route also means we don’t risk a full spill of Council positions before the October elections and ensure stability within Council.