With its focus on revenue, the LGNSW Finance Summit 2016 will provide a forum for our sector to discuss the merits, barriers, challenges, opportunities and feasibility of new ways to finance NSW Local Government.
LGNSW has commissioned Canadian academic, Dr Enid Slack, to prepare and present a discussion paper outlining various models of income generation utilised by local government both in Australia and oveseas.
Dr. Enid Slack is Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto, and is one of Canada's foremost experts in municipal finance. Enid has been working in this field for over 35 years and is respected nationally and internationally for her research on property taxes and other aspects of municipal finance.
Should local councils have access to more types of revenue? What are the appropriate sources of revenue for local councils? Are some sources better than others? How do we decide which are the best revenues?
Speakers from the NSW Government, IPART, business and property sectors, community services and rural and environment sectors, along with metropolitan, regional and rural councils, will be invited to share their perspectives on new revenue models for councils in NSW.