Local Government Act Review
In 2012, the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Don Page MP, appointed a four member Taskforce to review the Local Government Act 1993 and the City of Sydney Act 1988.
The Taskforce looked at ways to modernise the legislation, to ensure that it would meet the future needs of councils and communities.
To help people engage with the issues, the Taskforce prepared a discussion paper and conducted workshops throughout NSW to discuss and refine the ideas presented in the paper. Taskforce members also worked with the Independent Local Government Review Panel to ensure that the two review processes were suitably aligned.
The Taskforce completed its work in late 2013 and its final report and recommendations were exhibited for public comment in early 2014. The NSW Government delivered its response to the Taskforce recommendations in September 2014.
The NSW Government’s Fit for the Future reforms continue. The first phase of developing new local government legislation is now in place.