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10-21 Annual Reporting and State of the Environment Reporting Requirements of Local Councils

Date: Monday 23rd August 2010
Category: Council Circular

This circular advises local councils of current annual reporting and State of the Environment reporting requirements for the 2009-10 year. Councils are reminded that these are reports to the community, with a copy being made available to the Minister for Local Government (through the Chief Executive, Local Government – see below under ‘submitting reports’ for further information about lodgement).

The Local Government Amendment (Planning and Reporting) Act 2009 commenced on 1 October 2009. However, it does not apply to a council until such time as that council commences under the new Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework. As no councils had commenced under the new framework for the 2009-10 year, all previous legislative requirements remain applicable. This applies to both the Annual Report requirement and the supplementary State of the Environment Report requirement.  Read more...

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