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HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD – Regional Crime Inquiry submissions now open

The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a new Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities, and urges community members to have their say. The CMA’s call for an inquiry came to address the dangerous increase in crime in regional and rural areas across the state.

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

NSW Police Minister dismisses regional crime inquiry as a ‘TALKFEST’

The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) has applauded the recent visit by the NSW Premier to the northwest region of the State. On Thursday, 22 February, Premier Chris Minns joined Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, Mayor of Moree Mark Johnson, business leaders and community members to hear of their concerns of crime in

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

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

Country Women’s Association backs CMA call for inquiry

The Country Mayors Association of NSW is extremely disappointed in moves by the NSW Premier and Police Minister to rule out an inquiry into crime, law and order in regional New South Wales. CMA Chairman, Mayor Jamie Chaffey, said the NSW Government was refusing to listen to the united front of the CMA (representing more