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Locals Urged to Have Their Say in Council Reforms

business laptop.JPGWhyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has welcomed the State Government’s call for input on local government reforms and is urging Whyalla residents to give their feedback.

Local communities are encouraged to put forward their ideas for key local government reform measures including stronger council member capacity and lower costs and enhanced financial accountability.

The Government is undertaking a review of local government legislation that South Australian councils operate under and wants the community’s ideas for reform.

Mayor McLaughlin says it is a great initiative and the council prides themselves on their commitment to the community, efficient operation, financial accountability, regulation and transparency.

People in Whyalla and throughout the state are being invited to have their say on key reforms including:

Stronger council member capacity and better conduct;

Lower costs and enhanced financial accountability;

Efficient and transparent local government representation; and,

Simpler regulation.

The public will be able to submit their ideas for local government reform until Friday 26 April 2019. Go to to read more and fill out the survey.