The Commission is inquiring into local government costs and efficiency. The inquiry will examine trends in local government costs and the drivers of these costs as well as developing and analysing measures of efficiency. Mechanisms and indicators that might be used by local government to measure and improve performance will also be identified. The Commission will provide advice and recommendations on options for improving efficiency in local government operations.
The SA Government has agreed to broaden the current inquiry into goods and services procurement to include prescribed agencies and capital projects. The expanded terms of reference are partially in response to the feedback the Commission received from several stakeholders in response to the stage 1 issues paper that was published on 16 November 2018.