Circulars

The Office of Local Government is responsible for local government across NSW. The Office’s organisational purpose is to ‘Strengthen Local Government’ and its organisational outcome is ‘Fit for the future councils leading strong communities’.

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19-05 – Information about Rating 2019-20

April 30, 2019

Councils should incorporate these determinations into their 2019-20 rating structures and Operational Plan Statement of Revenue Policies.


19-03 – 2018-19 and 2019-20 Joint Organisation Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements

April 30, 2019

The 2018-19 Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements for Joint Organisations is now available.


19-04 – Final Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting (update 27) including Joint Organisations Supplement

March 29, 2019

The final Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting (Code) (update 27) is available for preparing councils’ 2018-19 financial statements.


19-03 – 2018-19 and 2019-20 Joint Organisation Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements

March 14, 2019

The 2018-19 Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements for Joint Organisations is now available. Joint Organisations should use the Calendar to assist in planning strategic and operational tasks for 2018-19 and 2019-20 as applicable.


19-02 – IPART review of the costs of conducting local government elections and extension of the deadline for councils to make a decision on the administration of their elections

February 8, 2019

Under the proposed amendments, councils will have until 1 January 2020 to resolve to make a decision on the administration of their elections and enter into any arrangements with the NSWEC.


19-01 – NSW Parking Fine – Grace Period Provisions

January 18, 2019

Commencing on 31 January 2019, councils are required to implement a regulated 10-minute grace period for certain paid parking offences of more than one hour.
These changes relate to all parking fine issuing authorities, including NSW government agencies, councils and universities.


18-47 – Amendments to the election provisions of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

December 19, 2018

Amendments have been made to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) to give effect to the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) in relation to preference counting in local government elections.


18-46 – New Councillor Induction and Professional Development Requirements

December 18, 2018

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 in August 2016 saw the inclusion in the prescribed role of councillors under section 232 a responsibility “to make all reasonable efforts to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to perform the role of a councillor”. In support of this, regulations have been made for induction and other professional development for mayors and councillors. The new requirements under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 are outlined in the attachment to this circular. These requirements do not apply to joint organisations.


18-45 – Commencement of the new Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW

December 18, 2018

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA) in August 2016 by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 (the Phase 1 amendments) provide for a model code of meeting practice (Model Meeting Code) to be prescribed by the Regulation.



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19-05 – Information about Rating 2019-20

April 30, 2019

Councils should incorporate these determinations into their 2019-20 rating structures and Operational Plan Statement of Revenue Policies.


19-03 – 2018-19 and 2019-20 Joint Organisation Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements

April 30, 2019

The 2018-19 Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements for Joint Organisations is now available.


19-04 – Final Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting (update 27) including Joint Organisations Supplement

March 29, 2019

The final Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting (Code) (update 27) is available for preparing councils’ 2018-19 financial statements.


19-03 – 2018-19 and 2019-20 Joint Organisation Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements

March 14, 2019

The 2018-19 Calendar of Compliance and Reporting Requirements for Joint Organisations is now available. Joint Organisations should use the Calendar to assist in planning strategic and operational tasks for 2018-19 and 2019-20 as applicable.


19-02 – IPART review of the costs of conducting local government elections and extension of the deadline for councils to make a decision on the administration of their elections

February 8, 2019

Under the proposed amendments, councils will have until 1 January 2020 to resolve to make a decision on the administration of their elections and enter into any arrangements with the NSWEC.


19-01 – NSW Parking Fine – Grace Period Provisions

January 18, 2019

Commencing on 31 January 2019, councils are required to implement a regulated 10-minute grace period for certain paid parking offences of more than one hour.
These changes relate to all parking fine issuing authorities, including NSW government agencies, councils and universities.


18-47 – Amendments to the election provisions of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

December 19, 2018

Amendments have been made to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) to give effect to the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) in relation to preference counting in local government elections.


18-46 – New Councillor Induction and Professional Development Requirements

December 18, 2018

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 in August 2016 saw the inclusion in the prescribed role of councillors under section 232 a responsibility “to make all reasonable efforts to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to perform the role of a councillor”. In support of this, regulations have been made for induction and other professional development for mayors and councillors. The new requirements under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 are outlined in the attachment to this circular. These requirements do not apply to joint organisations.


18-45 – Commencement of the new Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW

December 18, 2018

Amendments made to the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA) in August 2016 by the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016 (the Phase 1 amendments) provide for a model code of meeting practice (Model Meeting Code) to be prescribed by the Regulation.



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