Media Releases

Council Credit Card use crackdown

The NSW Government has announced sweeping new measures to ensure local councils are properly managing credit card expenditure.

Council meetings go live

NSW’s local council meetings will be webcast under the new Model Code of Meeting Practice released today.

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...

Far West Communities To Benefit From Joint Organisations

A funding package of $20 million has been secured for the Far West following the formal establishment of two new joint organisations to improve the delivery of key infrastructure and services in the region.

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...