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Local Government Inspectorate
Annual Report 2019-20

The Local Government Inspectorate’s Annual Report 2019-20 outlines our work to strengthen the integrity, accountability and transparency of local government in Victoria.

The Inspectorate received and assessed 272 complaints and completed 56 investigations for the year. As with many public and private sector organisations,
COVID-19 provided additional challenges to the Inspectorate's work and the transition to remote working required staff to find new ways to continue ongoing
investigations and prepare for the 2020 local council elections.

Acting Chief Municipal Inspector Dr John Lynch said: "In these unprecedented times, coronavirus has shown us that transparency in local government is vital. It has also shown us the value in having a robust integrity system which can oversee the decisions made on our behalf—even if they are taking place behind closed doors."

For more information and to read the report, visit our website.
Media outlets (only) can contact:
Steve Pogonowski
Senior Communications Adviser
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For more information on the Local Government Inspectorate and our work, visit our website


About the Local Government Inspectorate 

The Local Government Inspectorate is the dedicated integrity agency for local government in Victoria.
As part of our role, we:

  • accept and investigate complaints about council operations, including councillors and council staff
  • monitor governance and compliance with the Act
  • provide guidance and education for councils
  • encourage transparency and accountability across the sector.

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