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Local Government 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.

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Advocacy

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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Economic

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

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Environment

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

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Governance

Learn more about constitutional recognition for local government and reform.

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Health & Safety

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

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Infrastructure

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

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Waste & Recycling

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

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Planning

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

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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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Social & Community

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

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Latest News

President's message 27 November 2020

27 November 2020 Thank you to hundreds of Mayors and Councillors who joined the LGNSW Annual Conference this week. Read More

Democratic representation returns to Armidale

24 November 2020 The imminent return of the Armidale Regional Council is a win for local democracy. Read More

Queanbeyan-Palerang and Bellingen win prestigious LG awards

23 November 2020 Queanbeyan-Palerang and Bellingen councils have been named NSW’s most progressive and innovative. Read More

President's message 19 November 2020

19 November 2020 Recent Federal and State budgets demonstrate support for NSW councils Read More