Investing in Local Government Reform
The NSW Government is providing a record investment in local government to create stronger councils and build stronger communities.
Up to $25 million in direct funding for each merging council and their communities
Up to $600 million in savings for councils accessing the new TCorp borrowing facility to build community infrastructure.
More than $5 million in seed funding to support new regional Joint Organisations
Up to $4 million in innovation grants to help small rural communities
The reforms will ensure that every council in NSW is financially sound and operating efficiently and can meet the future needs of its communities. Councils will be in a strong position to guide community growth, deliver quality services and infrastructure and provide value for money.
There are three key directions for reform:
Creating new councils
Improving council performance
Strengthening the system of local government
You can read more about these directions in the reform Progress Report.