NSW planning mandate not enough

By Lilia Guan   Property development industry group, the Urban Taskforce claimed the New South Wales Government’s decision to act on its mandate to roll-back Part 3A lead to broader reform of the state's urban planning process.   The Taskforce’s chief executive officer, Aaron Gadiel, said the Coalition parties had set out an agenda to […]

eHealth boost with Coalition Government

Health technology systems integrator CSC claimed the election win by the O’Farrell Coalition Government in the NSW State election was a win for the health services industry.   CSC's national director for health services, Lisa Pettigrew, said policy announcements prior to the election from the Shadow Health Minister Jillian Skinner were “very promising” for the […]

LGSA encouraged by Coalition win

The Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) said it was looking forward to working with, newly elected New South Wales, Premier Barry O'Farrell.   President of the Shires Association, Cr Bruce Miller, said the premier has made many encouraging comments on Local Government throughout his campaign.   "In the recent past, councils and […]

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 […]

Better funding plan needed for local government

By Lilia Guan The president of the NSW Shires Association, Bruce Miller, has confirmed national media reports of NSW Opposition Leader’s election pledge to provide up to $1 billion for local infrastructure upgrades. Barry O’Farrell’s declaration was made at the annual Local Government Association Conference, held in Albury this week. Cr Miller said the loan […]


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