The Department administers the following legislation to provide for the good governance of all Queensland local governments. It ensures local governments are accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable.
|Title of principal Act||Purpose of principal Act||Latest amendments to Act||Subordinate Legislation||Latest amendments to subordinate legislation|
|City of Brisbane Act 2010 ( 760 KB)||The purpose of this Act is to provide for the way in which the Brisbane City Council is constituted and the unique nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Brisbane that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable.||n/a||City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 ( 1.15 MB)||Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2015 ( 144 KB)
From 16 October 2015, the City of Brisbane Regulation (CBR) section 279A provides that:
|Local Government Act 2009 ( 1 MB)||The purpose of this Act is to provide for the way in which a local government is constituted and the nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Queensland that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable.||n/a||Local Government (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013 ( 387 KB)
Local Government Regulation 2012 ( 1.33 MB)
|Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2015 ( 144 KB)
From 16 October 2015, the Local Government Regulation (LGR) section 307A provides that:
|Local Government Electoral Act 2011 ( 903 KB)||The purpose of this Act is to ensure the transparent conduct of elections of councillors of Queensland's local governments.||Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 ( 368 KB)
The Act amends the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 to ensure a local government Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cannot be the Returning Officer (RO) for a local government election unless the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) appoints the CEO as the RO.
Amendments in the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2014 ( 486 KB) commenced on 6 September 2015 to make provision for the use of electronically assisted voting by electors with an impairment or an insufficient level of literacy, or if an elector cannot vote at a polling booth because of an impairment, or if an elector is a member of a class of electors prescribed under a regulation.
The amendment also inserted a new section – 75A – into the Local Government Electoral Act to provide that the ECQ may make procedures about how an elector may cast an electronically assisted vote for an election.
The explanatory notes for the amendments ( 276 KB) can be found on the Queensland Legislation website.
|Local Government Electoral Regulation 2012 ( 289 KB)||On 8 September 2015, the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) made electronically assisted voting procedures for local government elections. The procedures provide for the use of electronically assisted voting at local government elections for the following persons: