THE new council-member voting model of the state’s peak local government representative body, the Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia, has created an “unsubstantiated and unjustifiable hierarchy”, according to one Gawler councillor.
GAWLER Council’s elected members have criticised a move by Local Government Association (LGA) board members to raise their own allowances by up to 300 per cent, while voting to review the costs and benefits of being a member.
GAWLER Mayor Karen Redman has been appointed as the vice-president of the Local Government Association (LGA), following the recent resignation of president Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg.
LOCAL councils have backed the sector’s peak representative body, the Local Government Association (LGA), but agreed on the need for reform, following a tumultuous past month that’s culminated with the resignation of the association’s president.
PLAYFORD Council will continue its fight to have the Federal Government’s Newstart Allowance raised, despite its motion to increase the allowance not gaining the support of other councils at the Local Government Association’s (LGA) annual general meeting (AGM).
ADELAIDE Plains Council has made the controversial decision to cap its rates, just weeks after the local government sector launched a campaign opposing rate capping.
LOCAL mayors and councillors are increasingly being put under the microscope, as the public grows more and more frustrated over negligent spending of ratepayers’ money.
GAWLER will have greater representation during key funding and strategic planning decisions, with Mayor Karen Redman recently being selected to represent the region on the state’s peak local government representative body.