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Options for Regional Governance in the Northern Territory : Consultation Paper : Regional Governance Working Group

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Title

Options for Regional Governance in the Northern Territory : Consultation Paper : Regional Governance Working Group

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Local Government and Community Services

Collection

Department of Local Government and Community Services newsletters bulletins; PublicationNT; E-Journals

Date

2013-03-01

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. -- Department of Local Government and Community Services -- Periodicals.; Community development -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals.

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/258124

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/506192

Page content

increases the accountability of the Regional Council to their constituent communities. minimises additional administration costs to the NT Government and local government council a representative of outstation residents could be included in the Local Authority. Weaknesses of the Regional Council option increased administration, risk and cost at community level to support the Local Authority local expectations of the Local Authority may not be satisfied due to limitations of Regional Council budgets and resources may increase pressure on Regional Councils to balance the needs of strong financial management and financial accountability with community expectations for higher levels of service delivery may increase the Regional Councils legislative compliance costs depending on the level of delegation to Local Authorities will increase overall administration costs if extra Regional Councils are created. Some required changes to the Local Government Act requires the introduction of a new form of local government council in the Act change the Local Government Act to ensure Regional Councils set up Local Authorities to serve all towns and communities determine the role, function, composition and meeting procedures of a Local Authority provide capacity for the Regional Council to allocate a nominated budget to deliver priorities identified by the Local Authority and delegation to manage some local services provide a mechanism to ensure Regional Councillors provide regular feedback to each Local Authority. 11Options for Regional Governance in the Northern Territory


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