Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate

The Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate is an independent administrative office established to assess compliance with the Victorian Local Government Act 1989, the guiding legislation for Victoria’s 79 councils.

Functions of the Inspectorate

The Inspectorate has the following functions:

  • Investigating complaints of alleged breaches of the Act by councillors, senior council officers or a person with delegated responsibility within the Act
  • Conducting audits of all Victorian local councils to assess compliance with the Act
  • Monitoring the corporate governance of Victorian councils
  • Monitoring electoral provisions
  • Undertaking prosecutions for breaches of the Act
  • Providing recommendations to councils for continuous improvement
  • Advising the Minister for Local Government, through the Secretary of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, where a serious failure of corporate governance has been found at council

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Google Search
  2. 6 May 2014 Media Release
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