Benefits of Councils


Local Government NSW
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Supporting local communities

As the third tier of government, local government is responsible for ensuring local communities run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, with citizens able to access the services and programs they need to live safe and healthy lives.

Local councils have arguably the biggest impact on people’s day-to-day lives.

From the roads you use and the footpaths you walk on, to the household waste you produce and the open spaces you visit, council provides an enormous range of services, as well as managing millions of dollars worth of infrastructure and public assets in your community.

It would be virtually impossible for state and federal governments to provide these essential services to individual communities. That’s why local infrastructure and services are best delivered locally.

Here’s a small sample of services your local council provides:

To learn more about the services your local council provides, please visit our NSW Council Links page.