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Local government being the closest to its community has been theeffective regulator in implementing the government policies and devisingpolicies that are directly targeted to satisfying the local needsHowever the effectiveness of local government in land use planning anddevelopment has been questioned and subjected to criticisms by many itis often complained by communities that they are unable to influencedevelopments business perceive the planning system as difficult tooperate under developers argue that the system is too slow and putunreasonable burden on them This essay attempts to discover the extentto which the local government plays a role in land use planning anddevelopment It begins with the brief introduction of the nature oflocal government and the analysis of the relationship between the localgovernment and two important Acts Local Government Act 1993 andEnvironmental Planning and Assessment Act EPAA 1979 the legislationfrom which the local government derives its planning power Theeffectiveness is then measured by focusing mainly on the role of NSWlocal councils in the area of housing and biodiversity and amenityconservation with several case examples Local government in Australia In Australia there are 563 local governments together whichconstitute a single layer and the third tier of government Oneinteresting aspect of Australian local government is that although thebasis of current system was formed in the Australian constitution itsrole is not recognized in the constitution and the commonwealth has verylimited powers to make laws for local government The roles andfunctions of local government had been limited having simply been aprovider of property related services roads rates and rubbishHowever in the past thirty decades the role and function of localgovernment has expanded gradually Local government by being placed atthe nearest to its community has the closest relationship with thecommunity than the other two tiers of government It enjoys theopportunity to gain understanding of and to meet the needs of thecommunity With the growing environmental awareness and management thestrategic importance of local government in carrying out the statepolicy objectives at local levels is now
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