Local Government in Western Australia is established under the Local Government Act 1995 and is the third sphere of government in Australia. Local Government has legislative responsibility for many functions and activities that are relevant to
a local community. As the level of government often seen as “closest” to the population, local government activities relate to matters that are fundamental to people’s lives and impact strongly on their quality of life.
Each local government is a corporate body. It is therefore a legal entity with all legal power to do things for the local community it services. It can sue and be sued. Local Government includes a Council consisting of Elected Members, and the Administration
that includes the CEO and employees.
The Mayor and Councillors form the Council, and the following principles apply:
The CEO is the only employee appointed by the Council. Employees are formally accountable to the Council through the CEO, whose role is detailed in Section 5.41 of the Local Government Act 1995, and includes, but is not limited to:
The administration of the City of Kalamunda is under the direction of the CEO.
The vision and values that guide Council
Information on Acts, Local Laws, policies, declaration of gifts, freedom of information, and privacy
Details on how the City can be contacted including telephone, email and postal information.