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

Notice of Inquiry

The South Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into local government costs and efficiency to identify options to improve efficiency and financial accountability and create capacity to pass on cost reductions to rate-payers.

The terms of reference for the inquiry state that the Commission is to consult local government and other key stakeholders on the methodology to be used for its analysis and consult state-wide with councils, community groups and relevant professional bodies.

The Commission will shortly release a methodology paper. This paper will seek feedback from interested parties on its approach and will also seek information and advice on a range of matters to assist it in drafting the draft report.

The Premier has directed that a draft report be made available in August and a final report on 22 November 2019.


Di Wheeler
T: 08 8429 5410

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448

Closing date for submissions

How to make a submission