Governance

20-17 Relaxation of some restrictions on the attendance by councillors and staff at council and committee meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-17 / 19 May 2020 / A703212 Contact: Council Governance Team/ 02 4428 4100/ olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular:  20-14 Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / Council governance staff Action required:...

20-15 New Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements for NSW councils

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-15 / 1 May 2020 / A700190 Contact: Council Engagement Team / 02 4428 4100 Previous Circular: Nil Attachments: Nil Who should read this: General Managers, Governance and Integrated Planning and Reporting staff Action...

20-14 Updated guidance on attendance by councillors and others at council and committee meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-14 / 27 April 2020 / A700129 Contact: Council Governance Team/ 02 4428 4100/ olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular: 20-09 Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / Council governance staff Action required:...

20-13 Managing fraud and corruption risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-13 / 22 April 2020 / A698229 Contact: Council Governance Team / (02) 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular: 20-06 Attachments: Nil Who should read this: General Managers / Council governance staff Action required:...

20-10 Postponement of the September 2020 Local Government Elections

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-10 / 25 March 2020 / A696536 Contact: Council Governance Team/ 02 4428 4100/ olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular: 20-06 - PDF Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / All council staff Action required: Information...

20-09 Compliance with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus at council and committee meetings

20-09 Compliance with social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus at council and committee meetings

20-08 Release of the Guide to Webcasting Council and Committee Meetings

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details:  20-08 / 18 March 2020 / A683577 Contact: Council Governance / (02) 4428 4100 / olg@nsw.gov.au Previous Circular: 18-45 - PDF Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / Council Governance...

20-05 Release of councillor superannuation discussion paper

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-05 / 03-03-20 Contact: Council Governance - (02) 4428 4100/ olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular: Nil Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / Council staff Action required: Council to Implement PDF Version:...

19-31 Amendments to the electoral provisions of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

Amendments have been made to the electoral provisions of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation). The amendments give effect to the Government’s commitment, made in its response to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s review of local government election costs, to modernise the electoral provisions of the Regulation and to align them with the more contemporary and efficient practices used at State elections in time for the September 2020 council elections.

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.