The Local Government Capability Framework sets out the essential knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes needed to work effectively in local government. It has been designed to give those elected and employed in local government more support to continue their fantastic work, aligning elected members and the workforce to deliver community outcomes by describing capabilities in terms of observable behaviour.
The framework has been designed to support mayors and councillors with their personal and professional development planning, and also provides a common foundation for creating roles, recruitment, managing performance, capabilities development, career planning and more broadly, workforce planning.
It has been developed through an extensive engagement process with many councils across NSW, and we thank all those who participated for their significant contribution and support. You have helped ensure that the framework is well targeted and has applicability across the full spectrum of roles and councils.
Local Government NSW has developed a suite of supporting materials and tools to assist councils in implementing the framework: