Council Finances

11-23 – GST Certificate – Revised Requirements

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: ActiveCircular Details: 11-23 / 12 September 2011 / A244632Contact: Finance Policy Section / 02 4428 4100Previous Circular: 05-26Attachments: NilWho should read this: NilAction required: NilPDF Version:Council Circular 11-23 - PDF The purpose of this circular is to advise councils...

11-27 Findings from review of councillor expenses and facilities policies

A sample of 47 councillor expenses and facilities policies, prepared under sections 252 and 253 of the Local Government Act 1993 and the Guidelines for the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities for Mayors and Councillors in NSW, have been reviewed to assess compliance with the legislation and Guidelines. The Guidelines were first released in September 2006 to promote accountability and transparency in the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to mayors and councillors to meet community expectations.

11-01 – Revised Ministerial Investment Order

A revised Investment Order pursuant to section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993 has been issued. The Minister for Local Government signed the revised Order on 12 January 2011 and it was published in the NSW Government Gazette on 11 February 2011. It replaces the Order dated 31 July 2008.

10-34 Capital Expenditure Guidelines

The Guidelines have been issued pursuant to section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993. As such, councils must consider these Guidelines before committing to capital projects. It should be noted that councils are expected to undertake the processes outlined in the Guidelines, irrespective of the funding sources of projects.

10-11 Release of Investment Policy Guidelines

The Guidelines have been developed to assist councils with the preparation of an investment policy and the prudent and appropriate management of council’s surplus funds.

09-36 – Release of revised councillor expenses and facilities guidelines

The purpose of this circular is to advise councils of the release of revised Guidelines for the payment of expenses and the provision of facilities for mayors and councillors in NSW.

08-07 – Valuation Of Property, Plant & Equipment At Fair Value

In preparing and planning for this process, several questions have arisen in relation to the fair value of these asset classes. This circular proposes to address these issues for councils.

06-32 – Provision of financial assistance under Section 356

The department’s Local Government Reform - Promoting Better Practice reviews of councils have identified evidence that some councils are providing financial assistance without complying with their obligations under this section and are failing to make considered and transparent decisions on grants of financial assistance.

05-26 – GST – Council compliance requirements from 2004/05

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: ActiveCircular Details: 05-26Contact: Susan Glasson - 02 4428 4135Previous Circular: NilAttachments: NilWho should read this: NilAction required: NilPDF Version:Council Circular 05-26 - PDF The purpose of this circular is to advise councils of changes to the requirements for GST...