The Office of Local Government

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.

For Public

For Council

Your local council is the best place for you to get information about matters such as building, development, rezoning and planning, rates and charges, responsible pet ownership, pet registration and pound management, sewage and water management, drainage problems, planning and resource allocation, council performance. This section will assist you to understand your rights and responsibilities, and the role of your local council.

The resources contained in this section are provided to assist local councils to fulfil their legislative obligations and develop best practice.We support and advise councils through the provision of guidelines and resources, practice notes, oversight of the IP&R Framework, the promotion of councillor diversity, and support to councillors to assist them to understand their roles and responsibilities.

For Public

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For Council

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Programs and Initiatives