Using the Local Government Capability Framework

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 provides a common foundation for creating roles, recruitment, managing performance, developing capabilities through personal and professional development, career planning and more broadly, workforce planning.

Various implementation supports have been developed by LGNSW and are available on the project webpage at

For more information, please download Using the Local Government Capability Framework (PDF, 77KB).