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Minister of Local Government can postpone NSW Council elections for one year – meetings may be held via video link

Urgent amendments to the Local Govt Act will give the Minister for Local Government the power to postpone the September council elections for 12 months, with a possible further extension to 31 December 2021. The NSW Parliament last night passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 comprising a broad range of […]

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Council meeting to go ahead this Thursday – Contentious Orara Fire relief on agenda

Following the Australian Government’s ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people and health authorities’ advice to practice social distancing, Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) will be implementing new arrangements for Council Meetings. From 26 March 2020, anyone coming to Council Meetings to observe proceedings will be required […]