Ministerial Releases

Investigation to be launched into Liverpool City Council

The Minister for Local Government Ron Hoenig has requested the Office of Local Government to undertake an investigation into Liverpool City Council.

Cootamundra-Gundagai de-amalgamation proposal on exhibition

Ron Hoenig - Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 10 April 2024 On Thursday, 28 March I received a proposal from Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, outlining in detail its plan to de-amalgamate. The proposal, supported by the council’s Implementation Plan, sets out...

Boundaries Commission report on Inner West Council demerger proposal released

The NSW Local Government Boundaries Commission’s report on Inner West Council’s business case for de-amalgamation.

De-amalgamation bill delivers certainty for NSW councils

The NSW Government has introduced new legislation that will remove a major roadblock to council de-amalgamations and ensure local democracy is enshrined in the decision-making process. The amendments to the Local Government Act 1993, introduced to Parliament today, will provide a new legal pathway for NSW councils seeking to demerge, including those that already have de-amalgamation proposals under consideration.

NSW Government announces review into funding model of councils to address financial sustainability concerns

Ministerial media release - NSW Government announces review into funding model of councils to address financial sustainability concerns

NSW residents encouraged to adopt don’t shop for a purr-fect present this Christmas

NSW residents are being encouraged to adopt from their local council pound or animal shelter rather than shopping if they’re considering getting a pet this Christmas. The Christmas period is a prime time when many families welcome a new, furry family member into their homes.

Greater employment protections for council waste workers

he NSW Government has announced stronger employment protections are now in place for waste management workers employed by NSW councils and council contractors. Changes to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 have been gazetted to ensure greater protection for the employment of waste workers when council waste management contracts go to tender.

City of Canada Bay mayor dismissed and disqualified from civic office

Minister for Local Government Ron Hoenig today confirmed the immediate dismissal of Mayor Angelo Tsirekas from City of Canada Bay Council and his disqualification from civic office for a period of five years.

Statement on Operation Tolosa

Statement from the Minister for Local Government, Ron Hoenig: I have reviewed the report released today by the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) in relation to Operation Tolosa. Having considered ICAC’s recommendation I have suspended Angelo Tsirekas from civic office with a view to his dismissal for serious corrupt conduct effective immediately.

New DA withdrawal guidelines for councils to boost housing supply

The NSW Government is ramping up its efforts to have fewer Development Applications (DAs) withdrawn and to get more people into homes sooner by releasing new guidelines for councils.