Bluett's Local Government Handbook NSW
Publication Date 1 Sep 2017
OverviewBluett's Local Government Handbook New South Wales 18th Edition provides an ideal guide for new local government councillors, and a practical reference for local government officers, administrators and solicitors who practise in local government and planning law. This established title clearly explains the functions and services of councils in NSW, and how they operate. It provides a clear and practical overview of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) and related legislation. It also discusses developments across a range of issues relevant to the sector including animals, planning, fires and food matters. The 18th Edition considers a range of important amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) including those relating to: the Guiding Principles for, and roles of councils, and council office bearers; oaths and affirmations of office; the appointment and functions of administrators ; Boundaries Commission matters; disqualification from office; electoral matters including the introduction of `countbacks', a requirement for planning for elections, and elections by postal voting; the functions of the general manager; Community Strategic Plans; performance audits and the Auditor General's role as auditor for all councils; administering the model code of conduct and definition of councillor "misconduct"; and procedural changes following the amalgamation of the Pecuniary Interest and Disciplinary Tribunal with the Civil and Administrative decisions Tribunal. Also considered are new developments in relation to companion animals, public health, container deposit levy schemes and swimming pools. Bluett's Local Government Handbook New South Wales 18th Edition continues to provide the most up to date and authoritative coverage of local government matters in New South Wales for councillors, council staff, lawyers and anyone with an interest in local government matters.