NSW mayors to get gurus

By Paul Hemsley The Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGSA) will mentor newly elected and returning mayors to help them understand the complex inner workings of government. The first program of its kind in Australia, the support program hopes provides mayors a way of seeking advice from the LGSA following the […]

Councils demand say on NSW planning overhaul

By Paul Hemsley The Local Government and Shires Association of NSW (LGSA) has demanded a much closer look at the NSW Government’s planning reforms to ensure that communities get a say in local development applications. Dubbed

NSW councils caught in carbon crossfire

By Paul Hemsley The head of NSW Shires Association, Ray Donald, has warned that state and federal governments need keep partisan bickering out of local government participation in the carbon tax. His warning follows a fresh policy brawl that erupted after federal Climate Change Parliamentary Secretary, Mark Dreyfus, accused state Liberal Party members of incorrectly […]

LGSA to merge into one association

Members of the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) have voted to form a single group. Instead of two separate groups under the banners of the Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW, members voted in favour of forming a combined group. This amalgamation comes after nine years of […]


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