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Fairer rating reforms introduced to parliament

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 16 March 2021 Today the NSW Government introduced legislation to ensure a fairer and more flexible rating system for councils and ratepayers. The Bill also provides councils the option to make superannuation...

Wingecarribee Shire Council suspended

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 12 March 2021 The NSW Government has suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed an administrator for three months. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said it followed serious concerns about the council’s...

Changes to encourage more women to run for council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 9 March 2021 The NSW Government is set to scrap a number of outdated meeting practice policies as part of a plan to increase diversity including female representation in local government. Minister...

Local Government legend’s stellar career immortalised in Women’s Awards

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 8 March 2021 A special annual award and scholarship honouring the exceptional contribution of women in local government will be named after the late Lilliane Brady OAM to recognise her extraordinary life...

Wingecaribee Shire Council faces suspension

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 3 March 2021 The Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has today issued Wingecarribee Shire Council with a notice of intention to suspend it for three months and appoint an interim administrator....

State’s councillors put on notice

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 3 March 2021 The NSW Government has warned councillors that they face harsh penalties including suspension and disqualification from office if they fail to uphold the high standards of behaviour expected by...

Funding boost for councils to engage youth

Gareth Ward - Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 2 March 2021 Children and young people across the state will enjoy more opportunities to engage and participate in their communities thanks...

Multi-million dollar boost for RSPCA NSW shelters

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 2 March 2021 RSPCA shelters across the State are set to receive $10.5 million in upgrades thanks to a much needed capital injection from the NSW Government. Minister for Local Government Shelley...

Workshops to encourage women to stand for their community this September

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 16 February 2021 With local government elections in seven months, the NSW Government has increased funding to $150,000 for women’s organisations to stage a series of workshops for prospective female candidates. Minister...

Vale Lilliane Brady

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Sunday, 7 February 2021 It is with great sadness I acknowledge the passing of NSW’s longest serving female mayor and Cobar stalwart Lilliane Brady OAM. Lilliane epitomised what it is to be a...