O’Farrell sends councils to back to business school

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales state government led by Premier Barry O’Farrell has mounted an ambitious push to make councils more “small business friendly” through a new carrot-and-stick regime that will reward achievers with a certificate but also publicly list laggards that the state and shopkeepers believe need to lift […]

LGSA rejects super council plan

By Rob O'Brien A plan to create 10 super councils in NSW won't address funding issues and infrastructure backlogs, the Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA) has said. The NSW Business Chamber launched its plan to replace 41 councils with 10 metropolitan super councils today as part of its 10 Big Ideas to Grow NSW, which also […]


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