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Local Government NSW Policy

Local Government NSW supports member councils across a range of policy areas.

Whether it’s economic, environment, governance, health & safety, infrastructure, planning, social & community, or waste & recycling, we provide advocacy and support services to help NSW councils meet their policy obligations in their local communities.

Please select from the below options to learn more about the policy support services we provide.

NSW Parliament House in Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Discover the ways in which LGNSW advocates and lobbies on behalf of NSW member councils.

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Policy Platform

The LGNSW Policy Platform consolidates the policies and positions of NSW member councils.

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LG finance, economic policy, and local economic development (incl. small business and tourism).

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Biodiversity, biosecurity, climate change, water management, sustainability, and more

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Road and rail networks, public and sustainable transport, airports, water utilities, and more.

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People enjoying an outdoor festival in the Hawkesbury LGA.
Social & Community

Aboriginal affairs, arts & culture, youth & ageing, disability services, libraries, gender equality & more.

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Learn more about constitutional recognition for local government and reform.

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Waste & Recycling

Read information about container deposits and China’s National Sword policy.

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Campaigns and Initiatives

We actively support and help promote campaigns that seek to drive positive change for communities throughout NSW.

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Health & Safety

Public health and safety information, including asbestos policy and emergency management.

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Crown lands, urban development, land use management, building codes, and more.

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