Pages tagged "Local Government News"
When councils foot the bill, local communities pay
In 2016 the NSW Government forced local councils across NSW to merge. For years, local communities have paid the price and campaigned tirelessly to demerge and reinstate local democracy. Now, the NSW Labor Government is going to force local communities to fork out the money to fund their own demergers. ...
Sydney Morning Herald: Independent funding probe risks becoming an attack on councils: Greens
Sydney’s councils hope an independent review of the funding model for local governments will come up with a simpler scheme that ensures they are more financially sustainable in the long term. However, the NSW Greens warn the probe risks becoming the latest in a “series of attacks” they say Labor...
Demerge Alliance NSW Media Release: Labor urged not to gut demerger pathway from Local Government Act
Concerns that Labor wants to remove the 2021 clause to the Local Government Act which mandates government funding for council demergers are a serious worry to the Demerge NSW Alliance (DNA).