Fines on hold after NSW pool registration website takes a dive

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales government has instructed the state’s councils to hold off issuing fines to backyard pool owners that fail to register on the new compulsory Swimming Pool Register after a last minute deluge of online traffic put the regulatory website underwater. Pool owners in the state had been given until […]

NSW Electoral Commission puts word on councils over DIY polls

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has issued all councils across the state with the set of formalised words that are now required to be used when contracting-in the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to run their elections, referenda or polls. The circular from the chief executive of the […]

Boarding house clean-up for NSW

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales councils have been put on notice by the Department of Premier and Cabinet over tough new mandatory inspection requirements for boarding houses that are intended to protect vulnerable tenants and clean-up the often criticised accommodation sector. A circular issued to councils by the Division of Local Government sets out […]


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