On 28 May, the NSW Legislative Council announced an inquiry into local government in New South Wales.  The inquiry was established to closely examine the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future reform agenda.  Including the financial sustainability of the local government sector.

We are aware of real concerns relating to potential council amalgamations and further cost shifting, so this inquiry is timely and essential to give local government and communities the opportunity to discuss these significant reform proposals.

The LGEA (with the feedback of members) has made a submission to the inquiry that builds upon the recommendations and proposals which we have made in our previous submission during this reform process.

Read the submission here.