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About the Commission

The Commission provides recommendations to the Minister responsible for local government in Queensland on the distribution of the Commonwealth Government’s Financial Assistance Grant to local governing bodies.

Financial Assistance Grant

The Financial Assistance Grant is provided by the Commonwealth Government under the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Commonwealth) and is distributed annually to 77 local governing bodies within Queensland.

Local government consultation

The Commission undertakes its individual council visits on a four-yearly rotation basis to coincide with the four-year term of elected local government members.

Queensland methodology

The Commission is charged with developing a methodology for the distribution of the Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grant that meets the national principles as prescribed by the Commonwealth Government.