Nedlands resumes WALGA Membership

22 September 2020

The Nedlands City Council has voted to resume membership of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA).

City of Nedlands CEO, Mark Goodlet welcomed the move, saying it would allow the City to access the benefits and opportunities that WALGA can provide across a broad range of products and services.

 “An immediate benefit for the City will be the ability to join the LGIS scheme for the provision of insurance services and the delivery of Risk Advisory and Risk Management Consultancy Services. 

“These rates have just been tested and are shown to be significantly below those currently available on the open market.

“There will also be cost benefits through accessing consolidated contracts, preferred supplier panels, staff and Councillor training, and consultancy and advisory services.

The City withdrew its’ WALGA membership in 2013 when the cost was deemed an unnecessary expense and its advocacy for the City was considered unsatisfactory. 

Assessments of the benefits indicated that potential savings were now more significant.

Additional benefits include access to timely and informed legislative and procedural advice and greater efficiency in business processes due to the availability of local government specific manuals, templates and guidance