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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

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

NEW EXECUTIVE TEAM

MEDIA RELEASE The Country Mayors Association of NSW Inc (CMA) is pleased to announce the new executive team elected at its AGM held in Sydney on Friday, 18 November. Cr Jamie Chaffey (Mayor of Gunnedah Shire) was elected as Chairman, and Councillor Rick Firman OAM (Mayor of Temora Shire Council) was elected Deputy Chairman. A … Read more