Independent Review Panel
NSW Coat of Arms


Strengthening Local Communities




Panel Reports

Final Report

Revitalising Local Government

Consultation Report - Supporting Information - Volume 1

Research Report - Supporting Information - Volume 2 Part I

Research Report - Supporting Information - Volume 2 Part II

Strengthening Far West Communities –A Pathway for Change - Supporting Information - Volume 3

Vol 1 Size - (10.58 MB) Vol 2 - A Size - (5.93 MB) Vol 2 - B Size - (13.56 MB) Vol 3 Size - (1.55 MB)
Any inquiries related to the Government response to the report should be directed to dlg@dlg.nsw.gov.au

Future Directions

Summary of Councils Submissions

Summary of Community Submissions

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Future Directions for NSW Local Government
- Twenty Essential Steps

Strengthening NSW Remote Communities
- The Options

Panel’s Research papers’

Research report - Review of community surveys/polling on local government

Research report - Assessing processes and outcomes of the 2004 Local Government boundary changes in NSW

Research report - Options to Enhance Regional Collaboration amongst Councils in NSW: the Role of Regional Organisations of Councils

Research report - New South Wales Local Government Areas: Similarities and Differences

Research report - Financial Sustainability of the New South Wales Local Government Sector

Research report - Spatial analysis of NSW regional centres and select regions – SGS

Research report - NSW Local Government Rating and Charging Systems and Practices

Panel Report - Local Government in NSW - Future Directions Opinion Poll

Roadmap to Financial Sustainability for Local Governments in NSW, John Comrie, September 2013

NSW Local Government Rating and Charging Systems and Practices Independent Local Government  2013 Final IRIS Research Report Roadmap to Financial Sustainability for Local Governments in NSW

The Case for Change

Consultation paper–Stage 2 – Case for Change

Summary of submissions–Stage 2

Review of submissions–Stage 2

Better, Stronger Local Government – Survey Report

Strengthening Your Community

Consultation paper–Stage 1 – Strengthen Your Community

Summary of submissions–Stage 1

Review of submissions–Stage 1

Background Terms of Reference Briefing Papers

Local Government's ability to support current and future community needs

Service Delivery & Infrastructure

Review of Local representation & decision making

Barriers and incentives to voluntary boundary changes





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Inquiries regarding the Local Government Review, contact the Division of Local Government at dlg@dlg.nsw.gov.au