Circulars

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...

Council Circular 24-02 Minor Works contract form for infrastructure delivery for councils

NSW Public Works has developed the Minor Works 21 Local Government (MW21-LG) Contract that is a plain English, cooperative, and collaborative form of contract, to support the NSW local government sector in delivering infrastructure.

Council Circular 24-01 Constitutional referendums and council polls

Councils are reminded to inform the NSW Electoral Commissioner (NSWEC) if they have resolved for the NSWEC to administer a constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the September 2024 local government elections.

23-17 Update on councils’ obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW)

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) (the MSA) created new obligations for councils under the Local Government Act 1993 (the LGA) relating to modern slavery. Local councils are required to take reasonable steps to ensure that the goods and services they procure are not the product of modern slavery, and to report on those steps.

23-16 Regulation amendments to protect the employment of waste workers

Amendments have been made to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) to strengthen employment protections where councils tender for domestic or other waste management services

23-15 Regulation amendments prescribing requirements for audit risk and improvement committees, internal audit and risk management

As foreshadowed in circular 22-41, the Local Government (General)Regulation 2022 (the Regulation) has been amended to give statutory force to key elements of the Office of Local Government’s (OLG) Guidelines for Risk Management and Internal Audit for Local Government in NSW (the Guidelines).

23-14 Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 – Commencement of Special arrangements for stock animals in emergencies

Circular Details23-14 / 30 October 2023 / A872350Previous Circulars23-01 Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 – Conclusion of the Grace Period and updated guidance22-31 Commencement of Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 202122-19 Consultation on regulatory proposals for a new Public...

23-13 Release of the Information and Privacy Commission’s follow up audit of councils’ compliance with open access requirements in relation to returns of interests

Circular Details23 -13 / 30 October 2023 / A871320Previous CircularCircular No 22 – 15 Guidance for Councils on the publication of disclosure of interest returnsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council Governance StaffContactCouncil Governance / olg@olg.nsw.gov.au / (02)...