Ministerial Releases

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...

Specialist support unit stands ready for bushfire season

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 20 October 2020 A specialist support unit to co-ordinate council-to-council assistance has been re-established to help NSW communities prepare for the bushfire season. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the Local...

$12 million infrastructure boost for far west communities

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Adam Marshall - Minister for AgricultureMinister for Western NSW Wednesday, 14 October 2020 Two Far West councils will receive a $12 million funding boost to build vital community infrastructure thanks to the NSW...

Expansion works milestone at RSPCA Centre

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 13 October 2020 The exciting next chapter of NSW’s largest animal shelter begins today as the first stage of construction work reaches completion at the RSPCA NSW Sydney Shelter at Yagoona. Minister...

Equipping women to stand for their community

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Sunday, 11 October 2020 From Singleton to Stanmore, Dubbo to Drummoyne, women across the State have logged on to a series of online workshops to equip them to run at next year’s local...

Statement on Central Coast Council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 6 October 2020 Central Coast Council has today advised the Office of Local Government (OLG) that it is in a “serious financial situation and faces an immediate and serious liquidity issue”. I...

Outdoor dining coming soon

Victor Dominello - Minister for Customer ServiceRob Stokes - Minister for Planning and Public SpacesShelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 6 October 2020 Summer is coming and outdoor spaces are being opened up for alfresco drinking and dining...

Woollahra women lead the way in gender equality

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 25 September 2020 Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has congratulated Woollahra Municipal Council on its efforts to increase female representation in local government. Mrs Hancock and Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton...

Virtual council meetings permitted for another six months

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 22 September 2020 The NSW Government has authorised local councils to hold official meetings electronically instead of physically for a further six months as our communities continue to recover from the COVID-19...