23-12 Guidelines on the withdrawal of development applications

The Office of Local Government (OLG), with the concurrence of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon. Paul Scully MP, has released the Guidelines on the Withdrawal of Development Applications (the Guidelines). The Guidelines have been issued under section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993 and councils are required to consider the Guidelines in exercising their development application (DA) assessment functions.

23-11 Effect of the NSW Government’s policy on executive office holders’ and senior executives’ remuneration on general managers’, executive officers’ and senior staff remuneration

The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration (Executive Office Holders and Senior Executives) Regulation 2023 (SOORT Regulation) has been prescribed. Clause 4(1) of the SOORT Regulation states that the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (the SOORT Tribunal) is not to award an increase in remuneration for NSW Government executive officeholders and senior executives before 1 July 2025.

23-10 End of Year Reporting Requirements for 2022-23 and Additional Information for 2023-24

End of year reporting information for the 2022-23 financial year, including annual report checklist, financial data return (FDR) and Financial Assistance (FA) Grant returns and 2023-24 permissible income working papers and calendar of compliance.

23-09 September 2023 mayoral elections

Circular DetailsCircular No 23-09 / 01 August 2023 / A869189Previous Circular21-24 September 2021 Mayoral electionsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Governance staffContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF version23-09 September 2023 mayoral elections...

23-08 Annual Reporting of Labour Statistics

Circular DetailsCircular No 23-08 / Date 10 July 2023 / A867125Previous Circular22-20 Annual Reporting of Labour StatisticsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Human ResourcesContactCouncil Governance Team / 02 4428 4100 / requiredInformation / Council to ImplementPDF version23-08...

GC-152 2023-24 Financial Assistance Grants (FA Grants) – advance payment

Circular DetailsGC152 / 28 June 2023 / A864741Previous CircularGC151 / 12 April 2022 / A814632Who should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Finance ManagersContactHelen Pearce / 02 4428 4131 / requiredInformationPDF VersionGC-152 2023-24 Financial Assistance Grants (FA Grants) –...

23-07 Draft update of the Environment and Health Protection Guidelines: Onsite Sewage Management for Single Households (Silver Book)

Circular DetailsCircular No 23-07 / 27 June 2023 / A858665Who should read thisGeneral Managers / Environmental Health Officers / CouncilWater UtilitiesContactPolicy Team / (02) 4428 4100 / requiredRequest for feedbackPDF Version23-07 Draft update of the Environment and Health Protection...

23-06 Increases to companion animal registration and permit fees for 2023/24

Circular DetailsCircular No 23-06 / 23 June 2023 / A858925Previous Circular22-16Who should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council finance staff /Companion Animal Enforcement and Administration OfficersContactProgram Delivery Team – (02) 4428 4100 or 1300 134 requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF...

23-05 Ward boundary and name changes

Council Circular 23-05 - Councils must review their ward boundaries and notify the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) of any changes to ward boundaries and/or names by 5 October 2023.

23-04 Changes to public access to council records under the State Records Act 1998

Circular Details Circular No 23-04 / 25 May 2023 / A860043Previous Circular21-33 Compliance with records management provisions andtransfer of local government records to the State ArchivesCollectionWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Joint Organisation Executive Officers / Governance and...