8th May, 2013 by Corporate Support Team
The NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel has released its discussion paper ‘Future Directions for NSW Local Government – 20 Essential Steps’.
Mayor Trina Thomson said “Tumut Shire Council welcomes the Discussion Paper as it deals with the issues facing communities on how they will maintain effective and sustainable local government structures into the future.
“To assist our community have access to the reports, they have been made available at our offices and have been placed on Council’s webpage, Release - Independent Local Government Review Panel Report
“It is important our community takes the opportunity to have their say and inform themselves in relation to the thinking of the Panel”.
The discussion paper details the Panel’s conclusion and the likely shape of its final recommendations to the Government.
On Wednesday, May 29th, the Panel will be holding a Community Hearing at Junee commencing at 6:00pm and concluding at 8:00pm.
Council has made available the opportunity for interested persons to travel by bus to attend the hearing. To facilitate arrangements, interested persons may book a seat by contacting Amanda Hobson on 6941 2506. Bookings must be made by Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 so that arrangements can be finalised subject to interest.
General Manager Bob Stewart said Councillors and Senior Staff will be attending a briefing by the Panel on the same day and he expected that Council would formulate a position shortly thereafter to enable a submission to be presented to the Panel by the 14th June, 2013.