Ministerial Releases

Budget support for local councils and communities

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 22 June 2021 The 2021-22 NSW Budget will support the state’s 128 local councils to deliver key infrastructure, facilities and services to their local communities.  Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said...

Taking action against troublesome trolleys

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Saturday, 19 June 2021 From lost trolleys to stray trailers, the NSW Government is hosting workshops to finalise its comprehensive review of laws aiding local councils to protect their communities from safety hazards...

NSW Government intervenes in Georges River Council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 16 June 2021 Georges River councillors subject to an ICAC investigation will be banned from attending council meetings and forums when the matter is being discussed under a proposed order issued for the Georges...

Submissions open for councils and community to comment on general manger salaries

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 14 June 2021 The NSW Government is considering changes to legislation to require an independent body to set the remuneration of local council General Managers, following community concern that some were getting...

Bowled over by plans for Mark Taylor Oval

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Sunday, 13 June 2021 New artist impressions showcase how $9 million in funding from the NSW Government will inspire the next generation of cricketers in Sydney’s north. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock...

Independent review set to crack down on councillor bad behaviour

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 11 June 2021 The NSW Government has commissioned a review of the statutory framework for cracking down on badly behaved councillors to ensure it continues to allow quick and effective action to...

New taskforce to support councils with disaster recovery

John Barilaro - Deputy PremierMinister for Regional NSWMinistry for Industry and Trade Paul Toole - Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 7 June 2021 A new Disaster Response Taskforce has been established...

Government calls on Dubbo Regional Council to lift performance and behaviour standards

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 1 June 2021 The NSW Government has issued a proposed Performance Improvement Order today to help improve the performance and behaviour of Dubbo Regional Council and councillors. Minister for Local Government Shelley...

Councils to comment, like and share views on new Social Media Policy

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 28 May 2021 Councils across NSW will be able to comment on a new social media policy, designed to equip officials and staff with tools to strengthen behaviour standards and navigate their...

Wingecarribee Shire Council administrator extended for a further three months

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Thursday, 27 May 2021 To encourage more organisational stability and community confidence, the NSW Government has granted a three-month extension for the interim administrator of Wingecarribee Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Shelley...