NSW local government a step closer to single representative body

Shires across New South Wales have agreed to form a single association representing local government in the state. The Shires Association of NSW convened a special meeting on Wednesday to vote on its merger with the Local Government Association (LGA). More than 150 representatives from 78 shires met in Sydney to finalise the 27 principles […]

Amalgamation is not the answer

By Angela Dorizas Local government must modernise to meet future challenges, but that does not necessarily mean council amalgamations. That was the message from the New South Wales Shires Association president, Bruce Miller, speaking at a conference in Sydney today. “We need to recognise that there are many changes on the horizon, which will have […]

Shires demand end to rate pegging

By Angela Dorizas The Shires Association of New South Wales has renewed its calls for the abolition of rate pegging. Speaking at the Shires Conference in Sydney today, Shires Association president Cr Bruce Miller urged the State Government and Opposition to remove the cap on council rates. “Many councils are now struggling to provide even basic […]


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