OLG Media Releases

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...

Central Darling Shire, Oberon and Lithgow City Councils put on notice

Friday 11 November, 2016 Lithgow City, Oberon and Central Darling Shire councils have today been issued with a notice of intention to issue a Performance Improvement Order following their failure to lodge their audited financial reports on time. Under the...

Councillor Con Hindi suspended from Hurstville City Council

4 May 2016 Hurstville City Councillor Con Hindi, has been reprimanded and suspended from civic office for misconduct. The Office of Local Government’s Acting Chief Executive made the decision after considering a departmental report that found Clr Con Hindi engaged...