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Local Government Rating System and Distribution of Funds


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:15 Oct 2003
Deadline for submissions:28 Jan 2004
Date Ended:19 Nov 2004
Committee:Public Administration and Finance Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:
That the Standing Committee on Public Administration and Finance be required to inquire into -


(a)the rationale behind the Local Government rating system applying to past and proposed State Agreement Acts;


(b)the distribution of State funding support to the State’s regions (including royalties and the grants to Local Government); and


(c)the most equitable way of ensuring a secure financial base for local government authorities in the context of the operation of Commonwealth-State financial relations,


with a view to determining whether changes are required to create greater equity in respect to the distribution and level of State financial support available to regional Western Australia.

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 Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
05 Apr 200410:30 AMMember of the PublicMr Ray Hadlow
19 Apr 200409:15 AMDepartment of Treasury and FinanceMr James Johnston
19 Apr 200410:10 AMLocal Government Grants CommissionMr John Lynch, Chairman and Mr Chris Berry, Manager
19 Apr 200402:30 PMChamber of Commerce and IndustryMr Bill Sashegyi, Director of Industry Policy and Mr John Rampton, Industrial Development Adviser
19 Apr 200403:25 PMBHP Billiton Iron OreMr Stedman Ellis, Vice President - External Affairs
03 May 200409:15 AMPilbara Regional CouncilMr Kevin Richards, Chairperson and Mr Tony Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Town of Port Hedland
10 May 200410:30 AMWestern Australian Local Government AssociationCr Clive Robartson, President and Mr Bruce Wittber, Policy Manager Governance
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Ray Hadlow (Director, Mansell Pty Ltd) on 5 Apr 2004
Evidence by.. Mr William Sashegyi (Director Industry Policy, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia), Mr John Rampton (Industry Development Adviser, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia) on 19 Apr 2004
Evidence by.. Mr Stedman Ellis (Vice President, External Affairs, BHP Billiton Iron Ore) on 19 Apr 2004
Evidence by.. Mr John Lynch (Chairman, Western Australian Local Government Grants Commission), Dr Chris Berry (Manager, Western Australian Local Government Grants Commission) on 19 Apr 2004
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Altus, (Director Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Treasury and Finance), Mr James Johnston (Principal Research Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance), Mr Alexander Scherini (Assistant Director Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Treasury and Finance) on 19 Apr 2004
Evidence by.. Mr Anthony Ford (Chief Executive Officer, Town of Port Hedland), Mr Kevin Richards (Chairperson, Pilbara Regional Council) on 3 May 2004
Evidence by.. Mr Clive Robartson (President, Western Australian Local Government Association), Mr Bruce Wittber (Policy Manager, Governance, Western Australian Local Government Association) on 10 May 2004
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
10 Local Government Rating System and Distribution of Funds19 Nov 2004More...

Members conducting inquiry

Members:Hon. Barry John House MLC
Hon. Edmund (Ed) Rupert Joseph Dermer MLC
Hon. Murray John Criddle MLC
Hon. Suzanne (Sue) Mary Ellery MLC
Hon. John Duncombe Fischer MLC
Hon. Kenneth (Ken) Dunstan Elder Travers MLC
Substitute Members:
Hon. Robin Howard Chapple MLCsubstitute forHon. Diane (Dee) Elizabeth Margetts MLC
Participating Members:A problem has occured
Membership Comments:The Committee appointed Hon Ed Dermer MLC (Convenor), Hon Murray Criddle MLC and Hon Robin Chapple MLC as a Sub-Committee to look at this referral.
Staff Members:Ms Jan Paniperis, BA (Committee Clerk)
Ms Lisa Hanna, BA (Hons) (Advisory Officer (General))