Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry13 May 2019
  2. Methodology Paper31 May 2019
  3. Consultation on Methodology PaperJuly 2019
  4. Draft Report30 Aug 2019
  5. Submissions on Draft ReportOctober 2019
  6. Final Report22 November 2019 - current step

Methodology Paper

This methodology paper sets out the Commission’s initial research into the estimation and analysis of local government costs and efficiency and a proposed approach to the technical and analytical facets of the inquiry. The Commission seeks advice on all aspects of the paper and terms of reference for the inquiry. In addition, the Commission seeks your views about opportunities to improve local government operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The quality of the analysis and conclusions will be greatly assisted by stakeholders sharing their views and assisting the Commission in establishing an evidence base. The Commission encourages all stakeholders to engage and participate at all stages of the inquiry.

The Commission invites submissions on the methodology paper by 12 July 2019. The Commission would appreciate submissions regarding the technical aspects of cost and efficiency measurement to be submitted by 28 June 2019.

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Submissions for the methodology paper are now closed.


Di Wheeler
T: 08 8429 5410

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448

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