The NSW Government is encouraging local communities across the State to celebrate the achievements of female councillors and council staff by calling for nominations for the 2020 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.
The NSW Government is reviewing the Impounding Act 1993 to better protect safety and amenity in public spaces. The Act enables councils and other public land managers to deal with the negative impacts of abandoned items and stray animals. A discussion paper has been released. Have your say before 20 March 2020.
A new Intergovernmental Agreement has been signed by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock and Local Government NSW president Linda Scott at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference on October 14.
Audit, Risk and Improvement Committees, risk management and internal audit will be compulsory for councils from March 2021. A discussion paper has been released to consult on the proposed new requirements. Have your say by 31 December 2019.