Committees

The Department of Local Government and Community Services has established the following committees under the Local Government Act.

Administration and Legislation Advisory Committee

The Local Government Administration and Legislation Advisory Committee provides advice to the Minister for Local Government and Community Services and the Department of Local Government on legislative, administrative and operational issues relevant to local government.

The committee is established pursuant to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations, which came into force on 1 July 2008.

The committee is represented by members of: 

  • Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT)
  • Department of Local Government and Community Services
  • Local Government Association of the Northern Territory 
  • Local Government Managers Australia
  • two members appointed by a process approved by the Minister for Local Government and Community Services.

Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee deals with complaints about breaches of code of conduct by elected members of local government bodies.

It has nominees from the ministers, the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory and the Department of Attorney-General and Justice.

Go to the Northern Territory Government website for information on lodging a complaint.

Local Government Accounting Advisory Committee

The Local Government Accounting Advisory Committee (LGAAC) provides advice to the Minister for Local Government and Community Services and the Department of Local Government and Community Services on local government financial management and accounting practices. 

The committee also provides advice on legislative changes necessary to improve the standards of local government financial management and accounting.

The committee is established pursuant to the Local Government (Accounting) Regulations, which came into force on 1 July 2008.

The committee is represented by members from: 

  • Department of Local Government and Community Services
  • Local Government Managers Australia
  • NT Finance Reference Group
  • Local Government Association of the Northern Territory
  • ICA, IPA or CPA Australia.

Download the LGAAC terms of reference (145.7 kb).

Last updated: 18 April 2016