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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 29 October 2020

30 October 2020 It was nice to meet Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, Mosman and Hornsby Councils in person. Read More

New rules for short term accommodation welcomed

29 October 2020 New rules for short term rental accommodation providers welcomed by councils. Read More

$250m bushfire funding will enable councils to lead economic recovery

19 October 2020 LGNSW has welcomed $250 million in State and Commonwealth government bushfires recovery funding. Read More

President's message 16 October 2020

16 October 2020 LGNSW is urging the NSW Government to invest in infrastructure stimulus for NSW councils. Read More