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

Submissions on Draft Report

The draft report on the Inquiry into local government costs and efficiency was released on 30 August 2019. The Commission engaged in extensive consultation with stakeholders and interested parties on the information requests, draft recommendations, advice and conclusions. It has also requested formal submissions on the draft report.

The Commission publishes every submission it receives on its website unless it is determined by the Commission as being confidential, offensive, potentially defamatory, beyond the scope of the terms of reference of the inquiry, or an abuse of process. This approach supports the Commission’s commitment to transparency, and enables other parties interested in the inquiry to consider contributors’ views unless there is a valid reason why those views should not be shared beyond the Commission

Next Steps

The Commission is preparing the final report to be presented to the Government of South Australia by 22 November 2019.



Di Wheeler
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Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
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