Draft legislation that went before state parliament last night includes, among other things, changes to ban certain expenditure by councils for the next two years.
The amendment (COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill (No 2) 2020) bans all expenditure on council administrative buildings above $1 million for the next two years unless it’s an emergency or maintenance.
It is one of many amendments to many different pieces of NSW State legislation relating to Covid19.
The Lower House passed the bill yesterday but the Upper House was still considering it today with One Nation, the Greens and the ALP signalling opposition to same parts of the overall ‘omnibus bill’.
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See the draft bill here; https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/bills/Pages/bill-details.aspx?pk=3741