The SA Local Government Grants Commission is a statutory authority responsible for advising the Minister for Local Government on the distribution of Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grants to local governing authorities in SA.
These grants are untied and decisions on their expenditure are the responsibility of individual councils.
For 2019-20, a sum of $164.46 million has been allocated to 74 councils/communities in the State.
The Commission does not provide funds for specific projects.
Grants are provided under the Commonwealth Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act, 1995. Under Section 11 of this Act the Commission is required to hold public hearings in connection with its recommendations.
The purpose of these hearings is to provide clarification of the Commission’s operations and the opportunity for members of the public to raise issues with the Commission.
The Commission will be visiting the Naracoorte Lucindale Council from 9:15am to 10:45am on Tuesday 18 February 2020 to hold discussions with elected members and staff, and with any members of the public in attendance at the hearing. The hearing will be held in the Council Chamber in DeGaris Place, Naracoorte.
Persons wishing to attend this public hearing are asked to register their interest by 5:00pm, Wednesday 12 February 2020 and provide either a written submission or an indication of the issues they wish to raise.
Registration of interest can be made by contacting:
Local Government Grants Commission GPO Box 2329 ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: (08) 7109 7164