Recent changes to local government legislation – employee superannuation arrangements
The purpose of this bulletin is to inform local governments of the commencement of the legislative amendments to change the arrangements for local government employee superannuation, including the introduction of choice of fund for local government employees.
In April 2017, Local Government Bulletin 02/17 was published informing local governments of legislative amendments to change the arrangements for local government employee superannuation to:
- provide local government employees with choice of superannuation fund
- prescribe the Local Government Superannuation Scheme as the default superannuation fund for local government employees who do not exercise choice of fund
- allow the general public to become members of the Local Government Superannuation Scheme
- change the name of the Local Government Superannuation Scheme to LGIAsuper to reflect the fund’s name change in February 2016.
When the Local Government Bulletin 02/17 was published the amendments had not yet commenced and it was indicated that further advice would be provided about the commencement date.
It can now be advised that the amendments commenced on 30 June 2017.
Any further enquiries on this matter should be addressed to:
Mr Bill Hastie
Manager (Local Government Policy)
Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
P: (07) 3452 6710