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Local Government Accountability in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:17 Aug 2005
Tabling date:28 Sep 2006
Deadline for submissions:16 Dec 2005
Date Ended:28 Sep 2006
Committee:Public Accounts Committee (2005 - 2008)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements:
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Public Accounts Committee will examine and report on:

1. Current accountability mechanisms for local government in Western Australia, including finance, probity and performance;
2. The capacity of the Department of Local Government and Regional Development to examine local government finance, probity and performance issues;
3. Whether the State Auditor General should have a role in local government audit processes; and
4. Other matters deemed relevant by the Committee.


Discussion Paper
This discussion paper provides background information related to the Inquiry and is particularly intended for individuals. local governments and other organisations considering providing submissions to the Committee.

LG discussion paper November 2005.pdf


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
16 Nov 200509:30 AMWestern Australian Local Government Association
16 Nov 200510:45 AMDepartment of Local Government & Regional Development
23 Nov 200510:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Room, Parliament House, South EntranceOffice of the Auditor General
28 Jun 200609:30 AMCity of Canning/Belmont/South Perth/Fremantle
23 Aug 200609:30 AMDepartment of Local Government
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Duncan Watson (Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Mr Ian Cowie (Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Mr Ross Earnshaw (Project Officer, Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Mr Quentin Harrington (Director, Department of Local Government and Regional Development) on 16 Nov 2005
Evidence by.. Mr Wayne Scheggia (Policy Director, Western Australian Local Government Association) on 16 Nov 2005
Evidence by.. Mr Des Pearson (Auditor General), Mr Donald Cunninghame (Office of the Auditor General), Ms Jaqueline Stepanoff (Executive Officer of Planning and Coordination, Office of the Auditor General) on 23 Nov 2005
Evidence by.. Mr Dominic Carbone (Chief Executive Officer, City of Canning), Mr Andrew Sharpe (Executive Finance and Client Services, City of Canning), Dr Shayne Silcox (Chief Executive Officer, City of Belmont), Mr Jamie Blanchard (Principal Legal and Compliance Adviser, City of Belmont), Mr Stuart Cole (Director, Corporate and Governance, City of Belmont), Mr Alexander Frewing (Chief Executive Officer, City of South Perth), Mr Michael Kent (Director, Financial and Information Services, City of South Perth), Mr Glen Dougall (Director, Corporate Services, City of Fremantle) on 28 Jun 2006
Evidence by.. Mr Quentin Harrington (Director, Governance and Statutory Support, Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Miss Jennifer Law (Acting Manager, Local Government Support and Development, Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Mr Brendon Peyton (Acting Manager, Compliance and Advice, Department of Local Government and Regional Development) on 23 Aug 2006
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
Inquiry into Local Government Accountability - Discussion Paper9 Nov 2005
4 Local Government Accountability in Western Australia28 Sep 2006More...