Council's Submission to Office of Local Government

16 Dec 2016 4:18 PM -
Submission to Office of Local Government on the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper 
“Improving Outcomes for the People of Far Western NSW” 16 December 2016

Council's Submission for Far West Initiative

Council Draft Responses to the 10 Questions from Office of Local Government

Council’s latest draft responses (@ 27/10/16) to the 10 questions asked by the Office of Local Government about the Far West Consultation Paper are contained in the attachment.

Council is having ongoing discussions with politicians, Minister Toole, the community and other councils and is likely to modify its position prior to the due date for the submission to the Consultation Paper, being 16/12/16.

Council is still encouraging residents to put in a submission by the due date but asks that it liaises in early December with the Office of the General Manager to get the latest on Council’s position.

Council will endeavour to make available Council’s submission prior to the due date.


Revised Submission Period for the Far West Initiative Consultation Paper

7 Oct 2016 5:04 PM -

The Wentworth Shire Council GM has been advised by staff from the Office of Local Government that the deadline for submissions regarding the Far West Initiative Consultation paper, which was originally scheduled for 14 October 2016, has been put back to the end of October.  

Mr Kozlowski said that an exact date was not provided.  “I encourage residents to attend the public meeting at the Coomealla Club on Monday 10 October 2016, commencing at 7pm, where the Wentworth Shire Council will make a presentation about the Far West Initiative.  

This will be the first time that Council has had the chance to make a presentation to the community about the consultation paper.  

At the public meeting Council is also keen to hear further feedback from the community since the four State run consultation sessions which were held in the Shire on 20 and 21 September,” he said. 

Far West Consultation

“The Hon Paul Toole MP Minister for Local government, late on 14 September 2016,  provided a schedule of consultation meetings for the Far West Consultation, commencing with the Wentworth Shire on Tuesday 20 September and an accompanying media release”.

Consultation Schedule - Public Sessions

Future of the Far West in Your Hands

Further details on the consultation and background paper can be found here: 

or you can contact the Office of Local Government on: (02) 4428 4100