On Wednesday I joined the President of Local Government NSW, Linda Scott, in welcoming the commitment by the Leader of the Opposition Michael Daley to work cooperatively with local councils if elected this Saturday.
Local councils have been calling for increased cooperation for many years. State and local governments are democratically elected and people expect us to work together cooperatively and achieve results for our communities.
Local councils play an important role in representing the interests of local residents, but they are increasingly shut out of planning decisions that impact the lives of their communities. I sincerely hope that Premier Berejiklian will also commit to a co-operative partnership with local governments and particularly with the City.
Michael Daley’s important announcement was lost in the media in the lead up to the election, so we have made a video explaining what this decision will mean for communities around NSW.
Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=264689967809032