We support the development, adoption and implementation of high-quality governance processes, protocols, conduct and relationships across the local government sector.
Our work in this area includes, providing sector-wide advice on governance issues and assisting individual councils on a broad range of internal and external governance matters.
Restructure of VCAT fees
The Victorian government has adopted a policy that fees levied by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) are to recover 45 per cent of operating costs. A regulatory impact statement has been released proposing a new fee structure based on this premise.
We have made a submission to the Department of Justice responding to the regulatory impact statement and the draft Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fees) Regulations 2013.