Local Government plays an important role in water management and conservation as well as in the provision of water services to local communities in NSW.
Councils use water for their activities and community services and continuously aim to improve the efficient use of this scarce resource. Councils in regional NSW also provide water supply and sewerage services to local communities.
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) provide advice to councils on government policy and industry best practice relating to water policy and represent the views of NSW councils to NSW State and Australian Governments as well as other stakeholders.
LGNSW (formerly LGSA) hold an annual Water Management Conference providing councils with a broad range of information on water management and issues primarily associated with water utilities.
Recent submissions outlining the LGSA's general positions relating to water policy include:
- LGSA Submission to the NSW Government Urban Water Regulation Review - Feb 2013 (PDF, 144KB)
- LGSA Submission to National Water Commission 2011 Biennial Assessment of the NWI - Nov 2010 (PDF, 210KB).
- LGSA Submission to NSW Legislative Assembly Water Inquiry - April 2010 (PDF, 306KB).