Media Releases

Women encouraged to ‘go for it’ when Local Government election nominations open soon

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Bronnie Taylor - Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Sunday, 10 October 2021 With a little over two weeks until nominations open for local council elections, Minister for Local Government Shelley...

$250 million gain for growing NSW communities

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Saturday, 9 October 2021 Growing communities are set to benefit from the most significant reform to council rates in decades, with more than $250 million in additional revenue to be delivered to local...

Central Coast Council Public Inquiry

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 28 September 2021 The failure of the livestream for the public hearing of the Central Coast Council Public Inquiry is simply unacceptable and I expect the Commissioner to rectify these technical issues...

Annual report card reveals resilience of local councils

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 22 September 2021 An annual report card on the local government sector has revealed the resilience and hard work of local councils in continuing to serve their communities in the face of...

Mayors and council staff unite to max the vax

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 21 September 2021 Mayors and council workers are united in one voice to urge the state’s local government workforce to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said mayors...

New action plan following ICAC report

Rob Stokes - Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 20 September 2021 The NSW Government will act on recommendations made by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to fortify local government and...

Councils focus on mental health during COVID-19 outbreak

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Bronnie Taylor - Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth & Women Friday, 17 September 2021 Councils and staff across the state came together in a webinar yesterday afternoon to discuss the impacts of...

Council credit card management under the microscope

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Monday, 13 September 2021 The NSW Government has released new guidelines to strengthen the management of credit cards and expenditure by local councils across the state. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said...

Mayors at the table in regular council webinar program

Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Sunday, 5 September 2021 Council mayors and general managers have joined together for a series of ongoing webinars organised by Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock to hear the latest COVID-19 developments from...

New Project to keep cats safe at home

Matt Kean - Minister for Energy and Environment Shelley Hancock - Minister for Local Government Saturday, 4 September 2021 A new initiative to help curb the toll on native wildlife caused by domestic cats across the state, has today been...