Independent Local Government Review Panel
In March 2012 the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Don Page MP, appointed the Independent Local Government Review Panel following a request from the then Local Government and Shires Association (now Local Government NSW). The panel, led by Professor Graham Sansom, looked at options for local government structures, governance models and boundary changes. Over the review period, Panel members travelled throughout NSW, consulting with councils and communities to develop and refine a range of options. The Panel also commissioned independent research to help inform its thinking.
The Panel completed its work in October 2013 and its final report and recommendations were exhibited for public comment in early 2014. The NSW Government delivered its response to the recommendations in September 2014. Click here to go to the NSW Government Response.
Follow the links to the Panel’s final report and recommendations, or click here to go to the Panel’s website for further information and background to the Panel's deliberations.