NSW Local Government needs high-quality policy advice in dealing with other governments. The Policy Division generates ideas on contemporary key issues facing Local Government. We bring together research insights and robust analysis to develop policies to pursue for councils. We are the Associations' Executives primary source of policy advice.
NSW Local Government deserves strong advocacy in pursuing the policies we develop. We write the arguments and submissions that the Executives use in advocating to the NSW & Australian Governments. We represent the Associations in many NSW Government advisory processes.
Councils work to a huge number of Acts, regulations and programs. We provide advice to councils across many Local Government service, regulatory, revenue and other functions.
We sponsor important capacity building projects to assist councils further develop their service, regulatory and other functions. At a council level, our specialist teams help bring to life interesting, and often inspiring, projects.