About OLG

Our Organisation

The Office of Local Government is responsible for local government across NSW. The Office’s organisational purpose is to ‘Strengthen Local Government’ and its organisational outcome is ‘Fit for the future councils leading strong communities’.

The Office has a policy, legislative, investigative and program focus in matters ranging from Local Government finance, infrastructure, governance, performance, collaboration and community engagement. The Office strives to work collaboratively with the Local Government sector and is the key adviser to the NSW Government on Local Government matters.

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Lord Howe Island Board

The Office of Local Government has oversight of the Lord Howe Island Board administration. The Office also provides advice and support to the Lord Howe Island Board as necessary and acts as the liaison between the Board staff and the office of the Minister for the Environment and other State Government agencies as required.

For more information about the Board, please visit the Lord Howe Island Board Website.