Regjun Ghawdex

The Gozo Regional Council (Kunsill Reġjonali Għawdex) is constituted of all the Local Councils of Gozo:

Ir-Rabat (Città Victoria), Il-Fontana, Għajnsielem, L-Għarb, L-Għasri, Ta’ Kerċem, Il-Munxar, In-Nadur, Il-Qala, San Lawrenz, Ta’ Sannat, Ix-Xagħra, Ix-Xewkija and Iż-Żebbuġ.

The Regional Councils, which were formerly called Regional Committees, were established by in 2011. The Regional Council is another level of Local Government.

The Regional Level of Government is relatively young as a system of governance in Malta and Gozo. In fact, as of January 2022, Malta became sub-divided into six regions – Gozo, Tramuntana, Punent, Lvant, Xlokk, and Port. These Regional Councils were established and set-up through the amendment of the Local Councils Act in 2019. The Gozo Regional Council is one of the Six Regional Councils representing all the Regions of Malta and Gozo.

The functions and operation of the Regional Councils are established by law to administer Public functions and are established by the Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government (MHAL), in the form of regulations following consultation with the Local Councils Association (LCA). Each region therefore has a Regional Council, which consists of a Regional President, a Deputy President, an Executive Secretary and between 10 and 13 members.