Media Releases

New action plan following ICAC report

Rob Stokes - Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 20 September 2021 The NSW Government will act on recommendations made by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to fortify local government and...

Councils focus on mental health during COVID-19 outbreak

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Bronnie Taylor - Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth & Women Friday, 17 September 2021 Councils and staff across the state came together in a webinar yesterday afternoon to discuss the impacts of...

Council credit card management under the microscope

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 13 September 2021 The NSW Government has released new guidelines to strengthen the management of credit cards and expenditure by local councils across the state. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said...

Mayors at the table in regular council webinar program

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Sunday, 5 September 2021 Council mayors and general managers have joined together for a series of ongoing webinars organised by Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock to hear the latest COVID-19 developments from...

New Project to keep cats safe at home

Matt Kean - Minister for Energy and Environment Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Saturday, 4 September 2021 A new initiative to help curb the toll on native wildlife caused by domestic cats across the state, has today been...

Public Inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 1 September 2021 The NSW Government has announced a public inquiry to investigate the serious issues plaguing Wingecarribee Shire Council and help restore community confidence in the Council. Minister for Local Government...

Calling all council staff to get vaccinated

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 31 August 2021 Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has today announced her campaign to encourage local government workers to get vaccinated. Mrs Hancock said the call for council arms to get...

Financial support for council childcare centres in NSW

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Childcare centres operated by local councils across the state are eligible to access a new Commonwealth support package for early childhood education services impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak....

Coffs Harbour councillors penalised over meeting stunt

24 August 2021 Four Coffs Harbour councillors are facing disciplinary action after being found to have engaged in misconduct by the Office of Local Government (OLG). Councillors Paul Amos, John Arkan, Keith Rhoades and Tegan Swan have had payment of...

Mandatory risk management a step closer for NSW councils

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 24 August 2021 Communities across the state can now have their say on new draft guidelines for local councils, aimed at protecting ratepayers and improving service delivery. Minister for Local Government Shelley...