Commission calls for funding reset

By Ann McGauran | 20 July 2021

Local government needs a ‘funding floor’ at an agreed percentage of national income, a report on the future of the sector has said.

Speaking as the APSE Local Government Commission 2030 launched its final report, commission chair Paul O’Brien told The MJ the proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) handed to local government should be ‘probably somewhere between six and seven per cent’.

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