Media Releases


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LGNSW Media Releases 2019

LGNSW maintains a strong media profile across the state. We produce media releases and editorial and respond to current issues.

December 2019

NSW Government must release details on 400-plus buildings with dangerous cladding 12 December 2019
Newcastle’s world-leading environmental initiatives win major award 3 December 2019
NSW planning overhaul must not compromise safety, transparency standards 2 December 2019

November 2019

NSW lagging every other state in women candidates for council 28 November 2019
Councils welcome review following massive 2020 election cost hikes 22 November 2019
Long-term solutions needed for fire-affected communities 21 November 2019
Southern Sydney councils commended for leading the recycling charge 13 November 2019
National Recycling Week highlights need for urgent NSW waste reform 11 November 2019
National recycling action plan has NSW councils support 8 November 2019
Time to get serious about recycling 8 November 2019
Asbestos waste reform a win for local communities 6 November 2019
Partial return of council planning control welcomed 4 November 2019

October 2019

Western Sydney councils battle suburban scourge of abandoned shopping trolleys 30 October 2019
NSW’s first electric car charging network among finalists for prestigious environment awards 25 October 2019
Councils and industry frustrated by lack of consultation on laws to make music festivals safer 24 October 2019
Councils prioritise stronger drought measures and recycling growth at annual conference 22 October 2019
LGNSW President Linda Scott will drive advocacy for NSW councils for a second term 18 October 2019
Councils call for clear State Government vision on organic reuse 17 October 2019
Council push to Save Our Recycling in NSW 16 October 2019
Shellharbour, Bourke named NSW’s most progressive, innovative councils 16 October 2019
Equal Partnership The Best Way to Deliver Community Outcomes 14 October 2019
Administration Extension an Outrage 4 October 2019

September 2019

New website highlights performance of NSW councils 26 September 2019
Election funding deal a great first step to funding transparency 18 September 2019
Coast forum to share council merger lessons 16 September 2019

August 2019

Local Governments call for Halt to State's Erosion of Local Planning Powers 26 August 2019
2019 Pat Dixon Scholarship Recipient Announced 19 August 2019
Local government welcomes reversal of bill shock from NSW Emergency Services Levy 13 August 2019
LGNSW welcomes long-awaited appointment of NSW Building Commissioner 2 August 2019
Regional NSW dominates at Local Government Week Awards 1 August 2019

July 2019

Councils to fight massive election price hike 29 July 2019
Council Leaders in Arts and Culture Gather in Sydney 25 July 2019
Local Government Week focuses on Your Council 25 July 2019
Local economic focus at Narrabri Small Business Summit 23 July 2019
June 2019
Medium Density Planning Pause Extended 28 June 2019
Councils welcome consultation 21 June 2019
NSW Budget largely keeps Government promises 18 June 2019
LGNSW congratulates Local Government Women Award winners 6 June 2019
Nominations open for LGNSW Environment Awards 5 June 2019
Nominations open for local government’s most prestigious award 5 June 2019
Councils welcome Local Government Minister’s 'sensible solutions' 4 June 2019

May 2019

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week locally 21 May 2019
LGNSW welcomes major funding commitment by Labor 15 May 2019
Communities lose as state government hikes emergency levy to cover workers compensation shortfall 9 May 2019
Health takes centre stage in Temora 6 May 2019

April 2019

Stay safe on our roads this Easter and Anzac Day holidays 18 April 2019
Roads and congestion busters welcomed, but recycling commitment lacking 3 April 2019
Councils welcome regional boost for infrastructure, roads and health 2 April 2019

March 2019

Councils Welcome New Cabinet 31 March 2019
National Recycling Fund wins local government support 31 March 2019
Roads Funding Boost Welcomed 29 March 2019
LGNSW congratulates Premier on hard-fought election win 26 March 2019
Councils welcome pledge to restore collaboration 20 March 2019
Mayors united in call to restore planning powers to communities 20 March 2019
Central Coast plays host to tourism professionals 17 March 2019
Save Our Recycling campaign welcomes decisive steps to address crisis from Labor and Greens 11 March 2019
Councils welcome $500 million early childhood pledge 5 March 2019

February 2019

Pledge to keep local water utilities in local hands welcomed by councils 26 February 2019
Funding for local roads and country bridges welcome 26 February 2019
NSW Govt rushing festival regulation 21 February 2019
Councils welcome planning platform announcement 19 February 2019
Plans to halt developer-led rezoning and fund local roads welcome 12 February 2019
LGNSW welcomes much-needed building reform 11 February 2019