Media Releases

Easing housing stress for those in need

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Saturday, 6 November 2021 The NSW Government is making it easier for people experiencing housing insecurity and financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters to make use of temporary accommodation...

Caretaker mode for NSW councils signals final stretch to elections

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 5 November 2021 Local councils across NSW will enter caretaker mode from today until Election Day on December 4, signaling the final countdown to the polls. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock...

Winning Hawkesbury photos make 2022 calendar

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 2 November 2021 Winners have been announced for the Our Hawkesbury River photo competition – a collaboration between six local councils and the NSW Government. Hornsby resident Daniel B. took out the...

Women zoom to the nomination finish line

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local GovernmentBronnie Taylor – Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Sunday, 31 October 2021 Women considering a run for the local government elections have come together for motivation, insight and answers to pressing...

Council meetings take exciting virtual step

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Saturday, 30 October 2021 New changes introduced this week are set to revolutionise the way NSW council meetings can be run as they open up to an online platform providing more flexibility for...

Women invited to zoom through glass ceiling

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local GovernmentBronnie Taylor - Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Women interested in a spot on the ballot paper are urged to join a final online forum this Friday...

Nominations open for council elections

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 25 October 2021 Nominations are open, and it’s time to increase the diversity on your local council this December 4 Local Government Election by representing your diversity and nominate today. Minister for...

Oatley community upgrades are rolling in

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Saturday, 23 October 2021 Oatley residents will soon enjoy nearly $3 million worth of revitalised public space with the revamp of the former Oatley Bowling Club site and revitalisation works at nearby Gannons...

New law safeguards December elections

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock today welcomed the successful passage of legislation through Parliament to prevent emerging COVID-19 challenges from interrupting local government elections on December 4. Mrs...

One week until nominations for councils open

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 18 October 2021 It’s nearly time to nominate, stand up and represent your community in the upcoming Local Government Elections on December 4, with one week until candidate nominations open. Minister for...