Historic overhaul to ensure councils put communities first
NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has continued to drive long needed reform in local government with the passing today of legislation to ensure local councils work in the best interests of their communities.
Mr Toole said the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act is the first phase of the NSW Government’s historic overhaul of local government legislation and complements the recent new integrity measures for councils.
“The legislation complements the NSW Government’s major reform initiatives such as the creation of new councils and Joint Organisations,” Mr Toole said.
“Together these changes will improve confidence in the ability of councils to deliver the services and infrastructure the community deserves.” Read more...