State, local government strike new agreement

By Angela Dorizas Local government’s campaign for constitutional recognition has gained momentum, with the signing of an intergovernmental agreement between the NSW State Government and the Local Government and Shires Associations (LGSA) on Monday. The formal signing of the agreement took place at the annual conference of the Local Government Association in Albury. It establishes […]

Snapshot shows NSW councils owed $236m

NSW councils have more than $200 million to collect in outstanding annual rates and charges, according to a report released by the State Government today. In 2008/09, councils reported that $236 million had not been collected from total rates and annual charges revenue of $4.18 billion. The Snapshot of NSW Councils report shows data for […]

Scrap the rate cap: LGSA

By Angela Dorizas Delivery of vital community services in New South Wales is under threat following the State Government’s decision to reduce the rate cap to only 2.6 per cent, according to the Local Government and Shires Associations (LGSA). The rate-peg sets the maximum income that NSW councils can collect from rate revenue. Annoucing the […]

Shoalhaven most complained about council

By Angela Dorizas Shoalhaven City Council has maintained its title of the most complained about local government in New South Wales. In a report released by Local Government Minister Barbara Perry, the south coast council topped the list of the 27 most complained about councils in the state. The State Government received 75 complaints about Shoalhaven […]


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