NSW’s peak body for councils welcomes new appointment

first_imgNSW’s peak body for councils welcomes new appointment NSW’s peak body for councils has congratulated Kiersten Fishburn on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government (OLG).Local Government NSW (LGNSW) President Linda Scott said Ms Fishburn was well qualified to lead the OLG, the agency responsible for strengthening the sustainability and performance of the State’s 128 councils.“Ms Fishburn has extensive experience, having worked as an executive with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and previously as the Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Council,” Cr Scott said.“She is well qualified to take provide leadership with OLG and will be familiar with the many challenges facing our members.“As President of LGNSW I have a strong working relationship with OLG and I look forward to working with her in her new role.”DPIE Secretary Jim Betts said under the new appointment, Ms Fishburn will combine the Local Government portfolio with her management of Planning Delivery. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:council, environment, Government, industry, leadership, LGNSW, liverpool, Liverpool City Council, local council, Local Government, Local Government NSW, NSW, peak body, planning, President, Secretary, sustainabilitylast_img

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