At the click of a button, local residents in the electorate of Goulburn can now find out about their council and the services it provides, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said today.
Ms Tuckermansaid the NSW Government’s Your Council website allows local residents to access comprehensive statistics on the operations of their local council and the profile of their community.
“At the click of a button residents can see their local council’s expenditure on infrastructure and services as well as the number of facilities such as swimming pools, libraries and public halls within their local government area,” she said.
“The website also has an interactive map where ratepayers can compare their council to others around the State on a range of measures such as rates, expenditure, and infrastructure backlogs.”
Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the Your Council website showcases the great work of the State’s 128 local councils.
“This new interactive website clearly demonstrates the sheer size and scale of our local government sector,” Mrs Hancock said.
“Not only can residents learn about their own local council, they can also see the great work of our State’s councils as a whole with a comprehensive snapshot of the NSW local government sector.”
The website draws on data already collected by the Office of Local Government from NSW councils and other agencies and presents it in an easy to understand and user friendly way. It will be updated annually as new data becomes available.
The Your Council website will be updated annually as new data becomes available.
The Office of Local Government will continue to work with local councils to further develop the website. It will also help guide development of a new Performance Measurement Framework with consistent benchmarks for all NSW councils.
Your Council can be accessed here: www.yourcouncil.nsw.gov.au
Councils within the electorate of Goulburn include: Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee and Yass Valley.