Local governments are accountable to the local community for their decisions, actions and services.
Elected local government representatives are also accountable to the local community for the way they behave in carrying out their local government responsibilities.
The Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 make up the legislation that governs local governments in Queensland. These Acts give local governments flexibility in how they make decisions and deliver services. It allows them to do this with limited intervention by the state government or the minister responsible for local government.