The new Partnership Panel for Northern Ireland held its first meeting on 2 December 2014.
The Panel - made up of Executive Ministers, councillors from the 11 new councils and NILGA - has been established as part of the programme of Reform of Local Government. The Panel aims to improve co-ordination between Government departments and councils and help deliver better outcomes for local communities.
Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, who chairs the Panel said: “This is an important forum where key decision makers from central and local government will come together to develop joined-up solutions and improve the delivery of local services. Through joint policy development and better operational collaboration, it will help us tackle the issues that really matter to people”.
The meeting also discussed the current position of the Reform programme, work planning and budget issues.