21-42 Reminder to councils: decisions on countbacks, administration of the oath or affirmation of office and the delivery of councillor induction and refresher training after the election

Circular Details21-42 / 24 December 2021 / A798531Previous Circular21-30 Post-Election Guide on key decisions and activities forcouncils, county councils and joint organisations following thelocal government electionsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council Governance StaffContactCouncil Governance Team / 02...

19-26 Councils are invited to visit OLG’s trade exhibition display booth at the LGNSW Conference 14-16 October, Warwick Farm

The LGNSW Conference is the annual policy-making event for NSW councils and associate members. It is well attended by mayors/deputy mayors, councillors, general managers and senior staff.

19-25 – Penalties available to councils for code of conduct breaches by councillors

The purpose of this Circular is to inform councils and joint organisations of the recent decision by the Supreme Court in the matter of Cornish v Secretary, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment [2019] NSWSC 1134. The Court’s decision may be found here. The Supreme Court has held that, notwithstanding the penalties available to councils for code of conduct breaches by councillors under the Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (the Procedures), the only disciplinary power available to councils under the Local Government Act 1993 for code of conduct breaches by councillors, is the power to formally censure conferred under section 440G.