Circulars

Council Circular 24-11 ICAC guidance for Councillors on corruption risks associated with overseas travel

SubjectICAC guidance for Councillors on corruption risks associated with overseas travelCircular Details24-11 / 14-06-2024 / A902181Who should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council Governance StaffContactCouncil Governance/ (02) 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF Version24-11 ICAC guidance for Councillors...

Council Circular 24-10 Resources for candidates standing at the local government elections

Subject/titleResources for candidates standing at the local government electionsCircular Details24-10 / 13-06-2024 / Doc A896197Previous Circular24-04 New local government elections webpage launched on the Office of Local Government’s websiteWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / All council staffContactCouncil Governance...

Council Circular 24-09 Amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 removing the option for councils to employ senior council executives under statutory contracts.

Subject/titleAmendments to the Local Government Act 1993 removing the option for councils to employ senior council executives under statutory contracts.Circular Details24-09 / 12-06-2024 / A901423Previous Circular22-27 Discussion paper – Senior staff employmentWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Senior...

Council Circular 24-08 2024/25 Determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) has determined an increase of 3.75% to mayoral and councillor fees for the 2024-25 financial year, with effect from 1 July 2024. The Tribunal is required to determine the remuneration categories of councils and mayoral offices at least once every 3 years under section 239 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act). The Tribunal last undertook a significant review of the categories as part of its 2023 determination and will next review these categories in 2026.

Council Circular 24-07 End of Year Reporting Requirements for 2023-24 and Additional Information for 2024-25

Councils and JOs can use the respective annual report checklists to ensure that the information required under the Local Government Act 1993 (Act), the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and other relevant legislation and guidelines, is included within their annual report and annual performance statement. Councils should use the Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements 2024-25 to assist in planning strategic and operational tasks throughout the year.

Council Circular 24-06 Privacy and the Mandatory Notification of Data Breach Scheme

Circular Details24-06 / 29/05/2024 / A899914Who should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Governance and records staff / all council staffContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF Version24-06 Privacy and the Mandatory Notification of Data...

Council Circular 24-05 Information about rating 2024-25

Maximum boarding house tariffs for 2024-25 have been determined. Maximum interest rate payable on overdue rates and charges for 2024-25 has been determined. Section 603 Certificate fee for 2024-25 has been determined. Statutory limit on the maximum amount of minimum rates for 2024-25 has been determined

Council Circular 24-05 Information about rating 2024-25

Maximum boarding house tariffs for 2024-25 have been determined. Maximum interest rate payable on overdue rates and charges for 2024-25 has been determined. Section 603 Certificate fee for 2024-25 has been determined. Statutory limit on the maximum amount of minimum rates for 2024-25 has been determined

Council Circular 24-04 New local government elections webpage launched on the Office of Local Government’s website

Local Government elections will be held on 14 September 2024. • The Office of Local Government (OLG) has launched a dedicated webpage to provide information and resources for candidates, councils, and councillors in the lead up to the elections and following the elections.

Council Circular 24-03 Performance and suspension orders

Circular Details24-03 / 27 February 2024 / A889340Who should read thisCouncillors / General ManagersContactInvestigations Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredInformationPDF Version24-03 Performance and suspension orders -PDF What’s new or changing The Office of Local Government (OLG) has published...