Ministerial Releases

Man’s best friend named

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Sunday, 10 January 2021 An analysis of nearly one and half million dogs on the NSW Pet Registry has found Bella to be the most popular dog name in NSW for 2020. Classic...

Council rating reforms on the way

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 21 December 2020 The NSW Government has released a draft Bill for public consultation to implement key reforms to ensure a fairer and more flexible rating system for councils and ratepayers. Minister...

New appointments to statutory local government body

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 18 December 2020 The NSW Government today announced two new appointees to the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock announced the following appointments to the Tribunal for a...

Armidale councillors reinstated

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 11 December 2020 Armidale councillors will be reinstated from December 12 under strict controls and expert supervision as part of a Performance Improvement Order (PIO) issued by the NSW Government. Minister for...

Funding for NSW councils to boost summer fun

Dominic Perrottet - Treasurer Rob Stokes - Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 2 December 2020 Every local council in NSW can sign up for up to $10,000 in NSW Government funding...

Helping pets find fur-ever homes this christmas

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 30 November 2020 The NSW Government is supporting local councils to care for our beloved pet cats and dogs, with more than $30 million in companion animal funding over the past five...

Armidale Regional Council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 23 November 2020 Armidale councillors would be reinstated with strict controls and expert supervision under a proposed Performance Improvement Order (PIO) issued by the NSW Government. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock...

Supporting councils and communities doing it tough

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 17 November 2020 The 2020-21 NSW Budget will see critical support provided to help communities hit hard by the triple crises of drought, bushfires and the pandemic. Minister for Local Government Shelley...

Central Coast Council suspended

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 30 October 2020 The NSW Government today suspended Central Coast Council and appointed an interim administrator. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said an interim administrator will restore the proper and effective...

Central Coast Council facing suspension

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 21 October 2020 To ensure Central Coast Council’s workers are paid today, the NSW Government will advance Council $6.2 million to meet payroll expenses and overdue payments to suppliers. Minister for Local...