Tiley recruited to expert panel

Dr Ian Tiley
Dr Ian Tiley

FORMER Clarence Valley mayor Dr Ian Tiley has been selected to be part of an expert panel to re- write the NSW Local Government Act.

Minister for Local Government Don Page made the announcement this week, saying the act needed to be re-written "in plain English".

"We want to ensure the legislation is more easily understood by the people who rely upon it, and that includes the ratepayers and the local government sector," Mr Page said.

Dr Tiley told The Daily Examiner re-writing the act would be a challenging task but he would be drawing on five decades of local government experience.

"There's been 188 amendments to the act since it was introduced in 1993 and there's a question of it retaining its relevance in the modern era," Dr Tiley said.

"We're meeting with (the minister) in Parliament House on September 6 to be briefed and we'll determine how we'll operate at that time.

"My view is that we need to get out and listen to the councils and the communities across the state."

Dr Tiley said the opportunity to be part of the four-person expert panel had nothing to do with his decision not to stand for council again.

"I decided that at the age of 65 it was the right time to go and I wanted to go on my terms - I didn't want to stay too long," he said.

"I'd been an elected councillor for 21 years and to do that job properly it takes a great deal of time and effort and I felt it was time for younger people to fill the breach.

"If I'd have done another term I would have been close to 70.

"I completed my doctorate in March this year and since that time I've had a lot of other offers."

Dr Tiley said the panel was expected to present a final report to the minister by the end of September 2013.

Topics:  don page, ian tiley, legislation



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
Cheap As Chips In Town... $285,000
Unit 3 1 1
Investors & First Home... $375,000
House 3 1 1

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Surveyor – Gold Coast Gold Coast Full Time
Volunteers Tweed Heads Part Time
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You’re challenged in your work and this could be because of a difference of work ethics or philosophy. You need to compromise and work as...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save