A new Intergovernmental Agreement has been signed representing a new era of co-operation and support between State and local government.
The agreement was 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.
The NSW Government has released the final reports on three Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) reviews into local government rating and compliance matters for feedback prior to developing final responses.
The Office of Local Government is responsible for local government across NSW. The Office's organisational purpose is "To strengthen the Local Government Sector" and its organisational outcome is "Successful councils engaging and supporting their communities"... continue reading