Margaret de Wit elected LGAQ President

By Paul Hemsley Brisbane City Councillor Margaret de Wit has defeated Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell to secure the presidency of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). The win means Ms de Wit has become the first female president of the LGAQ in its 116 year history and her agenda will involve cutting back […]

Penrith Council highlights importance of jobs

The New South Wales Government has been issued a warning by Penrith Council to take action to ensure the City doesn’t run out of jobs.Penrith Council has warned the State government that it could return to the dark old days when the western suburbs were ‘dormitory suburbs’.   “In the 1970s, Penrith City was home […]

Councils list election demands

In the lead up to the March State Election, the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) have set out their policy priorities. The LGSA have warned all political parties that councils and communities should no longer be ignored.   LGA president Keith Rhoades said communities deserved better and he urged voters to "support candidates who support […]


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