Infrastructure and Services

20-35 2019-20 Survey of Seizures of Cats and Dogs – Extension of Due Date

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: ActiveCircular Details: 20-35 / 7 September 2020 / A717788Contact: Performance Team & Program Delivery Team / (02) 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auPrevious Circular: NilAttachments: NilWho should read this: General Managers / Companion Animal Teams/ Ranger ServicesAction required: InformationPDF Version:Council Circular...

20-18 Important changes for all councils made by the COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures-Miscellaneous) Act No.2

Category: Circular to Councils Status: Active Circular Details: 20-18 / 19 May 2020 / A703512 Contact: Policy Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.au Previous Circular:  Nil Attachments: Nil Who should read this: Councillors / General Managers / All council staff Action...

20-01 Recovery Information for Councils impacted by bushfires in NSW

The Office of Local Government (OLG) has agreed to be the State coordinating agency between affected local councils seeking assistance and councils who have the capacity to assist. OLG has teamed up with the City of Sydney, Sydney Resilience Office and Local Government NSW to provide a disaster recovery council resource co ordination service to assist councils impacted by the bushfire crisis.

16-51 – Further Phase 1 amendments to the Local Government Act commence and amending regulation made

s notified in Circular 16-30, the NSW Parliament passed amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 (the LGA) in the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016. These reforms are known as the Phase 1 amendments.

16-38 – 2016 “Hit the Ground Running” Councillor Workshops for councils with elections in September and October 2016 – promotional flyer and online registrations

A promotional flyer has been produced to provide information to General Managers and Councillors on the upcoming “Hit the Ground Running” Councillor Workshops. Online registrations are now open for General Managers to enrol themselves and their Councillors to attend one of the workshops.

16-27 – Annual reporting requirements for councils with elections in September 2016

The annual report is a key point of accountability between a council and its community. The annual report outlines the council’s achievements in implementing its Delivery Program. The annual report must contain the council’s audited financial statements and notes, and any information required by the Regulation or the Guidelines. The annual report must be prepared within five months of the end of the financial year (i.e. by 30 November). A copy of the report must be posted on the council’s website and be provided to the Minister (achieved by sending an email including a link to the report on the council’s website to olg@olg.nsw.gov.au).

16-28 – Annual and end-of-term reporting requirements for councils with deferred elections

Councils with deferred ordinary elections will have adopted their 2016-17 Operational Plan by this stage and should continue to operate under this plan until 30 June 2017. The standard requirements to review the Community Strategic Plan and develop a new Resourcing Strategy and Delivery Program will be applied following the deferred election. For The Hills Shire Council, the first Community Strategic Plan must be endorsed by 30 June 2018. Councils will receive further advice on IP&R requirements, including timing for developing Operational Plans for 2017-18, in due course.

07-49 – Criteria For Applications Under Section 358 Of The Local Government Act 1993 – Formation Of Corporations Or Other Entities

This circular is to replace Circular No. 56 of 2006. An additional fourth administrative criteria for assessing applications has now been adopted. Section 358 of the Local Government Act 1993 restricts councils in forming or participating in the formation of a corporation or other entity without first obtaining the consent of the Minister for Local Government. This restriction also extends to acquiring a controlling interest in a corporation or other entity.