Local Government Week
Local Government Week is designed to showcase the work councils do in their local communities, including the wide variety of services they provide.
Local Government Week 2020: Councils Do
From 3 to 9 August 2020, local government areas across NSW celebrated council services that extended beyond roads, rates and rubbish to include areas such as public libraries, childcare centres, sporting facilities, arts and culture, building and development, and more.
Did you know?
- Local government in NSW employs more than 55,000 people
- Local government in NSW looks after more than $136 billion of community assets
- Local government in NSW spends more than $1.9 billion each year on caring for the environment, including recycling and waste management, stormwater management and preserving and protecting native flora and fauna
- NSW has 450 council-run libraries that attract more than 34.8 million visits each year
- Local government in NSW is responsible for about 90% of the state’s roads and bridges
- NSW councils manage an estimated 3.5 million tonnes of waste each year
- NSW councils own and manage more than 600 museums, galleries, theatres and art centres
Local Government Week Awards
As the signature event of Local Government Week, the Local Government Week Awards celebrate exceptional council projects in areas such as planning, communications, environment, arts and culture, and more.