IPART delivers final report to NSW Minister for Local Government
IPART to provide the Minister for Local Government and the Premier with a final report by 16 October 2015. Findings will be publicly released following Cabinet approval.
Final consultation on local government reforms
Councils have until 18 November 2015 to make a final submission on the findings of the IPART report and to confirm any merger preferences.
NSW Government announces Fit for the Future outcomes
The Government has committed to finalising its position on local government reform by the end of the year.
Independent Local Government Review Panel delivers final report
The Panel delivers their final report and recommendations. Blue Mountains City Council is recommended for 'no change' due to its specialised role in managing urban areas within national parks.
Announcement of the Fit for the Future reform package
A reform package of up to $1 billion announced by the NSW Government, providing support and incentives to help each council become Fit for the Future.
IPART appointed to assess Fit for the Future proposals
The NSW Government announces the appointment of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to perform the role of independent expert panel to assess Fit for the Future proposals against set criteria.
Lodgement of Fit for the Future proposals
Councils are required to lodge Fit for the Future proposals to IPART by 30 June 2015.
Fit for the Future proposals available for comment
Blue Mountains City Council's Fit for the Future proposal will be publicly available from this site and also on the IPART website. Community members wishing to provide comment on the Council's proposal can make a submission to IPART prior to 31 July 2015.
Councils start implementing improvement proposals
Councils begin to implement their roadmap for improvement based on NSW Government decisions.