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New Councillors Poised To Take Up Civic Office

Wendy Tuckerman - Minister for Local Government Thursday, 23 December 2021 Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman today congratulated the newly elected councillors and mayors across NSW, saying they now have a great opportunity to help create a vibrant future...

New minister welcomes appointment to key role

Wendy Tuckerman - Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 22 December 2021 Newly appointed Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman today welcomed her appointment to the key role, saying local councils were crucial to the State’s economy and building stronger and...

Curtain rises on special entertainment precincts

Rob Stokes - Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and Minister for Transport and Roads Victor Dominello - Minister for Digital and Minister of Customer Services Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Thursday, 16 December 2021 Live music and...

‘Adopt not shop’ for a new pet this christmas

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Sunday, 12 December 2021 Families looking to bring a new furry friend home this Christmas are encouraged to ‘Adopt not shop’ when making their choice. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said free...

New Local Government NSW President elected

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 6 December 2021 The NSW Government today congratulated Councillor Darriea Turley for being elected as the new president of Local Government NSW. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock welcomed Councillor Turley’s election...

Voters go to the polls to elect local leaders

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Saturday, 4 December 2021 After council elections were postponed twice in response to COVID-19, residents across the State will finally head to the polls today to vote for their community leaders. Minister for...

Joint organisation model gets tick of approval

Paul Toole - Deputy PremierMinister for Regional NSWMinister for Regional Transport and Roads Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Thursday, 2 December 2021 An independent review into NSW’s network of 13 joint organisations has shown they continue to deliver...

Ratepayers spared election delay tab

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 30 November 2021 The NSW Government is putting up an additional $29.1 million for the NSW Electoral Commission to ensure local councils and ratepayers do not foot the bill for election day...

Councillor misconduct review takes next step

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Friday, 26 November 2021 Its time to have your say on councillor misconduct procedures as part of a comprehensive independent review into the framework governing behaviour of our elected community representatives. Minister for...

The time to pre-poll vote is here

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 22 November 2021 The time has come for many to cast their vote in the NSW Local Government Elections, with pre-poll voting open from today until the day prior to the polls...