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About Local Government Area Research

LGA Research (Australia) is a research-focused company that specialises in researching and reporting on Local Government Areas Australia wide!

LGA will empower you with the information required to make an informed to decision about any particular LGA in Australia, wether it’s for property investing, developing, relocating or business opportunities, the researched information is invaluable.

The Local Government Area Research Report is a comprehensive due diligence report produced for the research eager investor & for anyone that wants to make an informed decision about their investment.

All the information in these reports are collated information from relevant reliable sources, which will save you lots of time and money when investing in areas you are exploring.


What is Lga ?
Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government.

There is some confusion as to the status of Local Government in Australia as it is not mentioned in the Commonwealth Constitution. The 1988 referendum included an amendment to explicitly insert mention of local government in the Commonwealth constitution, this amendement was defeated. However all six State Constitutions make mention of Local Government. The Northern Territory is a unique case whereby they have enacted a Local Government Act that the Federal Government could repeal if they wished to, however as Local Governments operate successfully in all of the States this is unlikely.

State Governments are responsible for the legislation creating it, and ultimately for supervision. Funding is sometimes provided by State Governments, sometimes by the Federal Government. However, in recent years State governments have increasingly been devolving powers onto LGAs. For example, in Queensland LGAs have been granted the power to independently enact their own (local) legislation (referred to as "Local Laws"), in contrast to the previous system of by-laws.

The generic names of Local Governments vary from state to state; examples include Borough, City, District, Municipality, Region, Rural City, Shire and Town. Many local government areas in New South Wales and some in South Australia no longer possess legal status such as Shire or Municipality, but are simply known as "Areas", and their councils simply "Councils", e.g. Burwood Council instead of Burwood Municipal Council. There are currently about 700 Local Government Areas in Australia.

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