Darriea Turley has been elected President of Local Government NSW.
“Local Government NSW (LGNSW) works closely with the NSW Government to support and promote councils and communities across the State,” according to Shelley Hancock, Minister for Local Government.
“I’m looking forward to chairing a great Board and working collaboratively with my fellow directors to achieve real and meaningful outcomes for NSW councils and communities they serve,” Ms Turley said.
“Councils have been working hard to help drive a locally-led recovery from the economic impacts of drought, bushfires, floods and the COVID pandemic and, now with the delayed December local elections over, this work will again pick up,” she said.
Councillor Turley said she would like to see the LGNSW create an annual rural/regional summit focussed on overcoming the unique challenges faced by rural and regional councils.
Ms Turley hopes the board will also develop a new stronger Intergovernmental Agreement with the State Government ad work together for the benefit of NSW communities.
“Ms Turley was elected to Broken Hill City Council in 1995 and was Mayor from 2016 to 2021,” Ms Hancock added.