Explore the roles and responsibilities of Australian local governments with this set of classroom posters.
What Are the Responsibilities of Local Governments in Australia?
Australia has three levels of government – local government, state government and federal government. Each level of government has a specific role and provides specific services to members of the Australian public.
Local governments in Australia (also known as LGAs – local government areas) sit underneath the state and federal governments. They vary in size, depending on the population. Local governments are usually run by a council that is led by a head councillor (the mayor).
This set of classroom posters describes some of the key roles and responsibilities of local governments in Australia. These are:
- Animal Control and Regulation
- Building Permits
- Foot and Bike Paths
- Garbage Collection
- Parking Facilities
- Public Libraries
- Parks and Gardens
- Roads, Bridges and Street Signs
- Sporting Facilities.
Multiple Applications for These Local Government Posters
These versatile posters can be used in various ways to enhance your students’ learning about the roles and responsibilities of Australia’s local government. Here are some suggestions.
Local Government Classroom Display
Print the posters on A3 paper and feature them in a bulletin board display about Australia’s three levels of government. Have students bring in additional materials from home related to local government services to add to the display.
Provide copies of the posters to the students. Have them use the information for a research task about the roles and responsibilities of Australian local governments.
Local Government Class Quiz
Provide copies of the posters to the students. Have them use the information to write questions for a class quiz about the roles and responsibilities of Australian local governments.
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