A suggestion from a Greater Western Sydney council would keep Central Coast Council under its current administration for five years, rather than four. Camden Council suggests the current councillor term for the 128 councils in NSW should be allowed to run to 2025 so it's a full four term. The idea will be voted on at the NSW Local Government conference which is being held … [Read more...] about Who wants an extra year of administration?
Photo: Cr Turley at the LG NSW conference in 2022. “Perhaps the most consistent message I hear from my discussions with members is the continuing erosion of local democracy by the State Government," says the president of Local Government NSW, Darriea Turley. Cr Turley, a councillor at Broken Hill, said cost shifting was one example of the phenomenon, but the results could be … [Read more...] about LG NSW president criticises loss of democracy and planning processes
PHOTO: Local Government NSW President Cr Darriea Turley AM The Local Government association of NSW (LGNSW) met at the Hunter Valley on October 23-25 with more than 150 motions including 12 late ones debated or carried without dissent. Journalist Merilyn Vale was there and below are some of the motions debated. Banning real estate agents Current LGNSW policy calls for … [Read more...] about Local government conference highlights
The conference for NSW local government starts today, October 23, and is the reason why Central Coast Council’s October meeting was held two weeks’ early. Administrator Rik Hart is attending the conference which runs until 2pm Tuesday, October 24. (Council meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month but this month’s meeting was held on October 11.) On … [Read more...] about Councils in conference
Hills Shire Council and Hornsby Shire Council both want new regulations to keep cats confined to their owner’s property. As does Orange City Council and Albury City Council. And Liverpool City Council. All five councils have lodged motions at the upcoming conference of local government calling for cat containment and the motions are being noted, not debated, as cat … [Read more...] about Cat containment is LGNSW policy, but not State law