Local Councils from 1993

As from the nineties, the Maltese Government re-introduced the concept of Local Councils.

Local Government was established in 1993 following the Maltese Parliament’s approval of the Local Councils Act (Chapter 363 of the Laws of Malta) on 30 June 1993. This law set up Local Councils in 67 localities (later increased to 68). Furthermore, it now serves as a regulatory mechanism for Local Councils’ operations.

The Local Councils Act was modelled on the European Charter of Local Self-Government (Council of Europe), which the Maltese Government had signed and ratified. According to this Act, a Local Council “shall be a statutory local government authority having a distinct legal personality and capable of entering into contracts, of suing and being sued, and of doing all such things and entering into such transactions as are incidental or conducive to the exercise and performance of its functions as are allowed under the Act.”

Today, Malta has 68 Local Councils – 54 in Malta and 14 in Gozo. The Local Councils Act was revised considerably by the Local Councils (Amendment) Act 1999 (Act No. XXI of 1999) published on 21 December 1999 and Act No. XVI of 2009 as part of the Local Government Reform 2009.

Another important step taken to consolidate Local Government in Malta was when the system of local government was entrenched in the Constitution of Malta. In fact, on 24 April 2001, Act No. XIII of 2001 established that:

“The State shall adopt a system of local government whereby the territory of Malta shall be divided into such number of localities as may by law be from time to time determined, each locality to be administered by a Local Council elected by the residents of the locality and established and operating in terms of such law as may from time to time be in force”.

The inhabitants who are registered elect the Council every 4 years, as voters in the Local Councils’ Electoral Register. Elections are held by means of the system of proportional representation using the single transferable vote.

The mayor is the head of the Local Council and the representative of the Council for all effects under the Act.

The Executive Secretary, who is appointed by the Council, is the executive, administrative, and financial head of the Council. All decisions are taken collectively with the other members of the Council.

Local councils are responsible for the general upkeep and embellishment of the locality, local wardens, and refuse collection, and carry out general administrative duties for the central government such as collection of government rents and funds, and answering government-related public inquiries.

The Local Councils Act

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 Local councils of Malta and Gozo

Flag of Attard.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħ’Attard

Flag of Balzan.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Balzan

Flag of Birgu.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Birgu (Città Vittoriosa)

BirkirkaraHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Birkirkara

Flag of Birżebbuġa.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Birżebbuġa

BormlaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Bormla (Città Cospicua)

Flag of Dingli.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħad-Dingli

Flag of Il-Fgura.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Fgura

Flag of Floriana, Malta.png Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Furjana

FontanaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Fontana (It-Triq tal-Għajn)

Għajnsielem Malta flag.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali t’Għajnsielem

GharbHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Għarb

GharghulSVG.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Għargħur

Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Għasri

Flag of Ghaxaq.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Għaxaq

Flag of Gudja.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Gudja

MLT Gżira flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Gżira

Flag of Hamrun.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Ħamrun

Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Iklin

IslaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Isla (Città Senglea)

Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Kalkara

Flag of Kercem.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali Ta’ Kerċem

Flag of Kirkop.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Kirkop

MLT Lija flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Lija

Flag of Luqa.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Luqa

MarsaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Marsa

Flag of Marsaskala.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Marsaskala (Wied il-Għajn)

Flag of Marsaxlokk.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Marsaxlokk

Flag of Mdina.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imdina (Città Notabile)

MelliehaHTML.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa

MLT Mġarr flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imġarr

Flag of Mosta.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mosta

Flag of Mqabba.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imqabba

Flag of Msida.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imsida

Flag of Mtarfa.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imtarfa

Flag of Munxar.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Munxar

NadurHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tan-Nadur

Flag of Naxxar.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tan-Naxxar

Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Raħal Ġdid

PembrokeHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Pembroke

PietaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali Tal-Pietà

MLT Qala flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Qala

Flag of Qormi.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Qormi (Città Pinto)

Flag of Qrendi.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Qrendi

Rabat Malta Coat of Arms.png Il-Kunsill Lokali tar-Rabat

Flag of Victoria, Gozo.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tar-Rabat, Għawdex (Città Victoria)

Flag of Safi.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Safi

Flag of San Ġiljan.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ San Ġiljan

MLT San Ġwann flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ San Ġwann

MLT San Lawrenz flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ San Lawrenz

SanPawlilBaharHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ San Pawl il-Baħar

SannatHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali Ta’ Sannat

SantaLucijaHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Santa Luċija

SantaVeneraHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Santa Venera

Flag of Siġġiewi.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tas-Siġġiewi (Città Ferdinand)

Flag of Sliema.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Tas-Sliema

SwieqiHTML.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tas-Swieqi

Flag of Tarxien.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħal Tarxien

Flag of Valletta.png Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Belt Valletta (Città Umillisima)

MLT Ta' Xbiex flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ta’ Xbiex

Flag of Xaghra.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xagħra

Flag of Xewkija, Malta.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xewkija

MLT Xgħajra flag.gif Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xgħajra

Flag of Zabbar.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħaż-Żabbar (Città Hompesch)

Il-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħaż-Żebbuġ (Città Rohan)

Flag of Żebbuġ, Gozo.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żebbuġ, Għawdex

Zejtun flag.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żejtun (Città Beland)

Flag of Zurrieq.svg Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żurrieq


List of Maltese local communities councils

These local community committees are going to operate from the beginning of July 2010, the Maltese Elections of Committees for Communities 2010 was held on Saturday March 27, in these hamlets:

In June 2010 were held also the elections for the local community committees, in these hamlets:

Other recognised hamlets without a local community committee


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