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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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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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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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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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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 26 February 2021

26 February 2021 Local Government NSW's President Linda Scott reflects on issues affecting local government this week. Read More

Stimulus funding helping councils, but rates review critical to long-term reform

26 February 2021 Stimulus funding has helped NSW councils’ efforts to drive a locally led economic recovery, but the government needs to keep driving reform. Read More

LGNSW Destination & Visitor Economy Conference

26 February 2021 The LGNSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference, previously known as the Tourism Conference, will run from 26-28 May 2021. Read More

EPA’s Regulatory Strategy

26 February 2021 The NSW EPA has released a Draft Regulatory Strategy to seek feedback on its proposed approach to environmental regulation. Read More