Kunsill Reġjonali Lvant
As of January 2022, Malta became subdivided into six regions – Gozo, Tramuntana, Punent, Lvant, Nofsinhar, and Port. These Regional Councils were established and set-up through the amendment of the Local Councils Act in 2019 which led to a change in name as well in its composition. Regjun Centru became Regjun Lvant and is now composed of twelve localities – Bikirkara, Iklin, Ħal Lija, San Ġiljan, Sliema, Gżira, Għargħur, Pietà, Swieqi, Pembroke, Imsida, and Ta’ Xbiex
The functions of the Regional Councils are established by the Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government in the form of regulations following consultation with the Local Councils Association.
Regional Councils are composed of a Regional President, a Deputy President, an Executive Secretary and between nine to twelve members. The Regional Council is also composed by the mayor of each locality. The Eastern Regional Council is presided by the President, Anthony Chircop, and the Executive Secretary, Jeanette Galea. The Mayor of Ta’ Xbiex, Max Zammit, occupies the post of Deputy President.
The Administration Office of the Eastern Regional Council is currently situated in San Ġwann. The Regional Tribunal is part of this Region’s responsibility and is situated in a separate building in San Ġwann.