Leesha McKenny Local Government minister Paul Toole tells councillors to back reforms or 'deprive your communities of the benefits of change'.
Leesha McKenny Mike Baird wants the state's local government councillors to back his push for fewer councils – even if it means some would be out of a job.
Leesha McKenny It might be the one of the most short-lived promotions in NSW political history.
Leesha McKenny A property management company has been paid almost $900,000 by a council which has little to show for it. The council is being asked to account.
Leesha McKenny, Michaela Whitbourn Cr Mehajer has also been served with a personal violence order and will appear in court later this month over intimidation charges.
Leesha McKenny The suburb that's set to become the most densely populated in the country is going to be bigger than previously thought, fuelling concerns about the congestion issues already plaguing Green Square.
Leesha McKenny and Stephen Samuelson Who said it? The deputy mayor of Auburn and PM wannabe or renowned management and self-help guru?
Leesha McKenny A dozen of the state's 152 councils have selected their mayor "out of a hat" this year in order to break a vote deadlock.
Leesha McKenny Landlords should be penalised for leaving main street properties vacant, says a Sydney mayor proposing a "carrot and stick" approach to reviving the waning fortunes of some of the city's well-known...
Leesha McKenny Apprenticeships would be axed, call centres outsourced and job losses continue for years under leaked Ausgrid plans.
Leesha McKenny and Anna Patty The re-election of Sydney's most controversial deputy mayor has triggered a brawl inside the Labor Party, including renewed calls for an inquiry into Auburn City Council.
Why it's taken Premier Mike Baird 18 months to hold official talks with Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore
Leesha McKenny In all the time Mike Baird has been Premier - 17 months and counting - there's one council he's not been able to find the time to meet with.
Jacob Saulwick and Leesha McKenny Shooters and Fishers MP Robert Borsak is pushing a proposal to shrink the size of the City of Sydney.
Leesha McKenny The move will protect a 90-year-old war memorial and slash construction costs.
Leesha McKenny Authorities are scrambling after jumping the gun at Barangaroo Point Reserve ... or should that be Barangaroo Reserve?
Leesha McKenny Rates fell in half of the councils formed by mergers in 2004, according to research by the Office of Local Government.
Leesha McKenny The City of Sydney says there is not enough evidence to justify building the "landmark" tower on an area previously set aside as parkland.
Leesha McKenny and Josh Dye A wedding has almost ended in tragedy after a man allegedly attempted to run over a number of people – including the bride – at a wedding in Sydney's south-west, police say.
Leesha McKenny A man has attempted to run over a number of people – including the bride – at a wedding in Sydney's south west, police say.
Leesha McKenny A restaurant has been gutted by fire in Sydney's inner west.