OLG Media Releases

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council demerger

Thursday, 10 November 2022 Office of Local Government (OLG) executives met with Cootamundra-Gundagai councillors and staff earlier this week to provide an update on the demerger process. OLG’s Executive Director, Ally Dench, said the meeting was an opportunity to meet...

Coffs Harbour councillors penalised over meeting stunt

24 August 2021 Four Coffs Harbour councillors are facing disciplinary action after being found to have engaged in misconduct by the Office of Local Government (OLG). Councillors Paul Amos, John Arkan, Keith Rhoades and Tegan Swan have had payment of...

Willoughby councillor penalised for misconduct

5 March 2020 A Willoughby councillor has faced disciplinary action after being found to have engaged in misconduct by the Office of Local Government (OLG). Councillor Stuart Coppock has had payment of his allowance suspended for two months after he...

Statement about Save Tumbarumba Shire Inc Proposal

The proposal by Save Tumbarumba Shire Inc to reinstate the former Tumbarumba Shire Council does not meet requirements under the Local Government Act. The Office of Local Government made the determination following extensive legal review of the proposal.

Penrith councillor guilty of misconduct

13 July 2018 The Office of Local Government has welcomed a decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) to punish a Penrith councillor for misconduct in breaching the council’s code of conduct. Councillor Marcus Cornish has had payment...

New engagement team launched to support councils

19 June 2018 The Office of Local Government has launched a new engagement team dedicated to working with local councils to support them in delivering key services and infrastructure to their communities. Office of Local Government Acting Chief Executive Tim...

Griffith councillor reprimanded over pecunairy interest disclosure breaches

6 March 2018 The Office of Local Government (OLG) has welcomed a decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) today to formally reprimand a Griffith councillor for breaches of pecuniary interest disclosure laws. Councillor Mike Neville has also...

Have your say on council meeting code and councillor training

27 February 2018 The Office of Local Government is reminding council staff and councillors as well as members of the community to have their say on key documents guiding standards for council meetings and councillor training and development in NSW....

Have your say on new code of conduct for councils

24 November 2017 The Office of Local Government is reminding councils and members of the community to have their say on tough new Code of Conduct requirements before the December 4 deadline. The draft new Model Code of Conduct for...

Warrumbungle councillor suspended for misconduct

6 October 2017 The Office of Local Government (OLG) has suspended a Warrumbungle Shire councillor for misconduct. Councillor Fred Clancy has been suspended for one month by the Chief Executive of OLG over an incident in which he acted in...