Local Government plays an important role in water management and conservation as well as in the provision of water services to communities in NSW.

Councils use water for their activities and community services and continuously aim to improve the efficient use of this scarce resource. Councils in regional NSW as local water utilities also provide water supply and sewerage services to local communities.

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) provides advice to councils on government policy and industry best practice relating to water policy and represents the views of NSW councils to NSW State and Australian Governments as well as other stakeholders.

LGNSW holds an annual Water Management Conference providing councils with a broad range of information on water management and issues primarily associated with local water utilities.


Submissions outlining LGNSW's general positions relating to water policy include: