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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’.

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Apr 12Fri

Cats and dogs take centre stage at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show

Thousands of people flock to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to see the State’s most pampered dogs and cats but for the first time this year they will be able to find out how to best take care of their own beloved furry friends. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock visited the NSW Pet Registry stand at the Show today to help promote responsible pet ownership, including microchipping, de-sexing and registration.

Feb 28Thu

Statement about Save Tumbarumba Shire Inc Proposal

The proposal by Save Tumbarumba Shire Inc to reinstate the former Tumbarumba Shire Council does not meet requirements under the Local Government Act. The Office of Local Government made the determination following extensive legal review of the proposal.

Jan 22Tue

New powers put brakes on bad bike operators 

Local councils have been given stronger powers to protect their communities from irresponsible share bike operators. Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton said the new powers allow councils to more easily seize dumped bikes and fine operators whose bikes are dumped in public places.

Nov 27Tue

Councils court out over rates debt collection

Ministerial Media Release Councils court out over rates debt collection Councils court out overrates debt collection Gabrielle Upton - Minister for Local Government Tuesday 27 November 2018 NSW local councils [...]

Nov 20Tue

Council Credit Card use crackdown

The NSW Government has announced sweeping new measures to ensure local councils are properly managing credit card expenditure.

Nov 16Fri

Council meetings go live

NSW’s local council meetings will be webcast under the new Model Code of Meeting Practice released today.