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“What we want is nothing more than equity”

Premier’s intervention welcomed

The Country Mayors Association of NSW has welcomed the NSW Premier’s announcement that the NSW Government will implement new initiatives to start to address regional youth crime. CMA Chair Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the announcement, a timely intervention by the Premier following his recent visit to Moree, was recognition of the CMA’s call for change … Read more

CMA welcomes IPART financial model review

The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) has welcomed the announcement of a review into NSW Local Government financial sustainability, albeit with some reservations. “This review has been a long time coming,” CMA Chair and Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said. “Draft Terms of Reference from the NSW Government to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal … Read more

Country Mayors see red

The Country Mayors Association of NSW is shocked to learn that Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, The Hon Catherine King MP, has chosen to put the red pen through major regional projects in NSW that have been committed for many years. CMA Chairman, Mayor Jamie Chaffey, said 35% of the … Read more

Joint call for parliamentary inquiry to address crime in regional NSW

The Country Mayors Association of New South Wales has joined forces with the Police Association of New South Wales and NSW Farmers to call for a Parliamentary Inquiry into crime, law and order in rural and regional New South Wales. CMA Chairman, Mayor Jamie Chaffey said statistics showed residents of rural, regional and remote New … Read more

And the winner is – Western Sydney

The New South Wales Budget is out and the news is good – if you live in Western Sydney. The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) delivered five very clear Budget priorities for regional New South Wales to the State Government after surveying the CMA’s 84 member councils representing one-third of New South Wales residents. … Read more

COUNCILS SEEKING ANSWERS TO GROWING HEALTH CONCERNS

The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) will host its inaugural Rural & Regional Health Forum in Wagga Wagga this Friday 15th September. More than 70 CMA members including Mayors, Councillors and General Managers from across rural and regional NSW, will converge on NSW’ largest Inland city to discuss many health related issues and hear … Read more

CMA DEMANDS EQUITY FOR THE REGIONS IN THE SEPTEMBER BUDGET

MEDIA RELEASE The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) has called on the NSW Government to address critical priorities for regional and rural communities as it approaches the September Budget. The CMA represents 84 member councils and more than three million residents across the state, and surveys members annually to find out where action is … Read more

OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL

MEDIA RELEASE The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) recently surveyed our members to gauge the level of support for the private members bill tables by Member for the Northern Tablelands, the Hon Adam Marshall to State Parliament. Member for Northern Tablelands the Hon Adam Marshall has introduced a Private Member’s “Bill” into State Parliament … Read more

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NSW?

MEDIA RELEASE Mayors and Councillors from across Regional NSW have been accused of being incompetent and not worthy of the money they are paid to serve their communities in a recent speech delivered by new Local Government Minister Ron Hoenig during question time in State Parliament on Tuesday. This iron-fisted approach has many wondering: Is … Read more