Local Government Act

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Local Government Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom, relating to local government.

The Bill for an Act with this short title may have been known as a Local Government Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Local Government Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to local government.

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Many other acts entitled "Local Government Act" have been passed—as well as even more of the form "Local Government (Specific Matter) Act"—but these are the major ones which define the terms in which the others operate or alter. All but the last have had the long titles "An act to consolidate the Law(s) relating to Local Government". Additional acts concerning local government in the early days of the colony did not have short titles.

Western Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Ireland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom[edit]

The following list of Acts passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom only includes Public General Acts, and so does not include any of the numerous "Provisional Order Confirmation Acts"

ActSummary
The Local Government (Drogheda and Meath) Act 1845
Note that this short title is only used in Ireland
The Local Government Act 1858Replaced Public Health Act 1848
The Local Government Act (1858) Amendment Act 1861
The Local Government Act Amendment Act 1863
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1871
The Local Government (Boundaries) Act 1887
The Local Government Act 1888Created county councils and county boroughs in England and Wales
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889Created county councils in Scotland
The Local Government Act 1894Created rural and urban districts in England and Wales
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894Created Local Government Board and parish councils in Scotland
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 Amendment Act 1895
The Local Government (Elections) Act 1896
The Local Government (Elections) (No. 2) Act 1896
The Local Government (Determination of Differences) Act 1896
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1897
The Local Government (Joint Committees) Act 1897
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898Created county councils, rural and urban districts in Ireland
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1900
The Local Government (Ireland) (No. 2) Act 1900
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1901
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1902
The Local Government (Transfer of Powers) Act 1903
The Local Government (Ireland) Act (1898) Amendment Act 1906
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1908
The Local Government (Adjustments) Act 1913
The Local Government (Adjustments) (Scotland) Act 1914
The Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Act 1916
The Local Government Emergency Provisions (No. 2) Act 1916
The Local Government (Allotments and Land Cultivation) (Ireland) Act 1917
The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1919
The Local Government (County Boroughs and Adjustments) Act 1926Amended the rules for the creation of county boroughs
The Local Government Act 1929Provision for county review orders to amend districts; poor law boards abolished in England and Wales
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929Created large and small burghs and district councils; poor law reformed in Scotland
The Local Government (Clerks) Act 1931
The Local Government (General Exchequer Contributions) Act 1933
The Local Government Act 1933Consolidated earlier legislation in England and Wales
The Local Government (Members' Travelling Expenses) Act 1937
The Local Government (Hours of Poll) Act 1938
The Local Government Amendment (Scotland) Act 1939
The Local Government (Boundary Commission) Act 1945
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947
The Local Government Act 1948
The Local Government Boundary Commission (Dissolution) Act 1949
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1951
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953
The Local Government (Street Works) (Scotland) Act 1956
The Local Government Elections Act 1956
The Local Government (Omnibus Shelters and Queue Barriers) (Scotland) Act 1958
The Local Government Act 1958Initiated reviews of large urbanised areas, made provision for rural boroughs
The Local Government (Records) Act 1962
The Local Government (Development and Finance) (Scotland) Act 1964
The Local Government (Pecuniary Interests) Act 1964
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 (Amendment) Act 1965
The Local Government (Pecuniary Interests) (Scotland) Act 1966
The Local Government Act 1966
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966
The Local Government (Termination of Reviews) Act 1967Ended reviews started by the 1958 Act
The Local Government (Footpaths and Open Spaces) (Scotland) Act 1970
The Local Government Act 1972Created metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties in England and Wales
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
The Local Government Act 1974
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1978
The Local Government Act 1978
The Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981
The Local Government and Planning (Amendment) Act 1981
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
The Local Government Finance Act 1982Local authorities going above spending limits could have general grants removed
The Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982
The Local Government (Interim Provisions) Act 1984
The Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985The freedom of information law for local government. It provided greater public access to meetings, reports and documents, subject to its confidentiality provisions.
The Local Government Act 1985Abolished the Greater London Council and the county councils of the metropolitan counties
The Local Government Act 1986
The Local Government Finance Act 1987
The Local Government Act 1987
The Local Government Act 1988Introduced the controversial Section 28
The Local Government and Housing Act 1989introduced the principle of 'politically restricted posts' and restricting the political activities of local authority employees.
The Local Government Finance (Publicity for Auditors' Reports) Act 1991
The Local Government Act 1992Made provision for the creation of unitary districts in England
The Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993
The Local Government (Amendment) Act 1993
The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994Created current unitary structure in Wales
The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994Created current unitary structure in Scotland
The Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997
The Local Government and Rating Act 1997
The Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997
The Local Government Act 1999Requirement for most authorities in England and Wales to achieve 'best value'
The Local Government Act 2000Introduced directly elected mayors and replaced the traditional committee system of decision-making with the executive model and introduced scrutiny to local government.
The Local Government Act 2002Reforms council finance arrangements including borrowing in England and Wales
The Local Government Act 2003
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007
The Local Government Act 2010

Parliament of Northern Ireland[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Scottish Parliament[edit]

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