24-01 Constitutional referendums and council polls

Councils are reminded to inform the NSW Electoral Commissioner (NSWEC) if they have resolved for the NSWEC to administer a constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the September 2024 local government elections.

23-16 Regulation amendments to protect the employment of waste workers

Amendments have been made to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) to strengthen employment protections where councils tender for domestic or other waste management services

New measures to strengthen transparency and financial sustainability of councils

Elected councillors will be better informed about how their councils are performing and be in a stronger position to exercise more effective oversight of council operations under new regulations governing the operation of Audit, Risk and Improvement Committees (ARICs) and internal audit within NSW councils.

23-11 Effect of the NSW Government’s policy on executive office holders’ and senior executives’ remuneration on general managers’, executive officers’ and senior staff remuneration

The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration (Executive Office Holders and Senior Executives) Regulation 2023 (SOORT Regulation) has been prescribed. Clause 4(1) of the SOORT Regulation states that the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (the SOORT Tribunal) is not to award an increase in remuneration for NSW Government executive officeholders and senior executives before 1 July 2025.

23-09 September 2023 mayoral elections

Circular DetailsCircular No 23-09 / 01 August 2023 / A869189Previous Circular21-24 September 2021 Mayoral electionsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Governance staffContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF version23-09 September 2023 mayoral elections...

22-21 Update on membership requirements for audit, risk and improvement committees

Circular Details22-21 / 20 July 2022 / A824754Previous Circular21-26 New risk management and internal audit framework for councils and joint organisationsWho should read thisGeneral Managers / Councillors / Council governance staff / Audit, risk and improvement committee members and internal...

22-20 Annual Reporting of Labour Statistics

Circular Details22-20 / 13 July 2022 / A827540Previous Circular21-41 Annual Reporting of Labour Statistics by CouncilsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Human ResourcesContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredInformation / Council to ImplementPDF Version22-20 Annual...

22-19 Consultation on regulatory proposals for a new Public Spaces (Unattended Property) (PSUP) Regulation 2022 and to commence the PSUP Act

Circular Details22-19 / 13 July 2022 / A825856Previous Circular21-39 The NSW Government’s Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 202119-30 Review of the Impounding Act 1993 and Release of Discussion PaperWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / All council staffContactPolicy Team...

22-09 Councils’ obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018

Circular Details22-09 / 11 April 2022 / A803923Previous CircularN/AWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / council governance and procurement staffContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF Version22-09 Councils’ obligations under the Modern Slavery Act...

22-08 Model Social Media and Councillor and Staff Interaction Policies

Circular Details22-08 / 7 April 2022 / A806228Previous Circular21-08: Consultation on draft Model Social Media and Councillor and Staff Interaction Policies and on the development of a Model Media PolicyWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council governance and...