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Public Inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 1 September 2021 The NSW Government has announced a public inquiry to investigate the serious issues plaguing Wingecarribee Shire Council and help restore community confidence in the Council. Minister for Local Government...

Calling all council staff to get vaccinated

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 31 August 2021 Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has today announced her campaign to encourage local government workers to get vaccinated. Mrs Hancock said the call for council arms to get...

Financial support for council childcare centres in NSW

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Childcare centres operated by local councils across the state are eligible to access a new Commonwealth support package for early childhood education services impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak....

Coffs Harbour councillors penalised over meeting stunt

24 August 2021 Four Coffs Harbour councillors are facing disciplinary action after being found to have engaged in misconduct by the Office of Local Government (OLG). Councillors Paul Amos, John Arkan, Keith Rhoades and Tegan Swan have had payment of...

Mandatory risk management a step closer for NSW councils

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 24 August 2021 Communities across the state can now have their say on new draft guidelines for local councils, aimed at protecting ratepayers and improving service delivery. Minister for Local Government Shelley...

NSW Government safeguards council jobs

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Friday, 13 August 2021 The NSW Government today announced it would provide $1,500 a fortnight in financial support to local government employees whose jobs have been impacted by the state’s current COVID-19 outbreak....

First innings for Mark Taylor Oval revamp

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 10 August 2021 Construction to revitalise Mark Taylor Oval for the state’s local and competitive cricketers has commenced, backed by NSW Government funding. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has commended Hornsby...

Top tips and tricks for keeping pets happy and healthy during lockdown

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Messy mealtimes and furry-friendly puzzles are some of the new and exciting ways to keep pets entertained during the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney and Shellharbour. Minister for...

Councils continue to build on their legacy of helping the community

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Tuesday, 3 August 2021 The NSW Government is throwing its support behind Local Government Week, acknowledging the important role local councils have to play in looking after their communities, particularly during challenging times...

Council rates relief for bushfire victims extended for another six months

John Barilaro – Deputy Premier Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government Monday, 26 July 2021 The NSW Government is continuing to support victims of the devastating 2019-20 bushfires, announcing $2.5 million to fund another six months of council rate...