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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2009 - SECT 8

Local government’s responsibility for local government areas

8 Local government’s responsibility for local government areas

(1) A
"local government" is an elected body that is responsible for the good rule and local government of a part of Queensland.
Note—
This is provided for in the Constitution of Queensland 2001 , section 71 (Requirements for a local government).
(2) A part of Queensland that is governed by a local government is called a
"local government area" .
Note—
The Brisbane City Council is the local government for the City of Brisbane. For the local government area of the Brisbane City Council, see the City of Brisbane Act 2010 , section 7 .
(3) A local government area may be divided into areas called
"divisions" .
(4) A regulation may—
(a) describe the boundaries of a local government area; or
(b) describe the boundaries of any divisions; or
(c) fix the number of councillors for a local government and any divisions of the local government area; or
(d) name a local government area; or
(e) classify a local government area as a city, town, shire or region.



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