- State-Local Government Relations Agreement
- Consultation Flowchart - Legislative Proposals
- Minister's State/Local Government Forum
- National Intergovernmental Agreement
- Archived Projects
State-Local Government Relations Agreement
The South Australian Government and the Local Government Association have made an agreement to improve consultation arrangements, communication practices and to build a closer, more productive and collaborative working relationship between State and Local Government.
The State-Local Government Relations Agreement is an initiative of the Minister's State/Local Government Forum, an initiative of the South Australian Government.
The Agreement is presented in two parts. The first part is the overarching statement on the working relations between State and Local Government that sets out the principles and protocols for the relations. The second part is an appended schedule of agreed priorities.
The Premier, the Minister for State/Local Government Relations and the President of the LGA signed the State-Local Government Relations Agreement 2012 and Schedule of Priorities for 2012-13 on 17 May 2012.
Previous agreements can be accessed below:
- The State-Local Government Relations Agreement and appended Schedule, 2004.
- The State-Local Government Relations Agreement 2006
- The State-Local Government Relations Agreement 2011 was signed by the Premier and the President of the LGA on 9 February 2011.
- Schedule of Priorities for 2005-06 - the result of the first annual review.
- Schedule of Priorities for 2006-07
- Schedule of Priorities for 2007-08
- Schedule of Priorities for 2008-09
The purpose of the Consultation Flowchart - Legislative Proposals - is to provide a communication and consultation guide to the State Government and Local Government during the development of legislative proposals that have a significant impact on Local Government.
Minister's State/Local Government Forum
The role of the Minister's State/Local Government Forum is to provide advice to the Minister for State/Local Government/Relations, the Premier, the Government and the Local Government Association on issues that are matters of priority to both sectors of government.
National Intergovernmental Agreement
On 12 April 2006 a national Intergovernmental Agreement Establishing Principles Guiding Intergovernmental Relations on Local Government Matters (IGA) was signed by the Federal Minister for Local Government, State and Territory Ministers for Local Government and the President of the Australian Local Government Association on behalf of all State Local Government Associations.
The IGA is designed to enable all three spheres of government to work together for the benefit of communities.
First signed on 8 March 2004, the second annual review of the State-Local Government Relations Agreement in 2006 revised South Australia's Agreement to reflect the national Intergovernmental Agreement.
Other projects that the Office for State/Local Government Relations has been involved with include the State/Local Government Partnerships Program, the Roads Infrastructure Database Project, a joint project with the Local Government Association investigating rate setting improvement opportunities, Indigenous initiatives and work on progressing targets under South Australia's Strategic Plan 2004.