National Urban Policy
The Bahamas is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with two levels of government: national and local. The Local Government Act 1996 is the principal legislation that regulates them and classifies them between second-schedule composed by town committees and third-schedule district councils.
Local governments in Bahamas do not have the faculty to generate their own income they mostly depend on government transfers trough the consolidate fund.
The territorial planning in the Bahamas takes place on the national and local level through different types of plans. The framework for land use, pertaining to different administrative levels, has been included in the national legislation. The various objectives relating to land administration, infrastructure and sustainable environment have been increasingly incorporated into the national development strategies, which can be seen as paving a way for future advancements in this area.