Local and Regional Economic Development

Local Government plays a key role in local and regional economic development. 

Local Government NSW has long-standing economic development policies that include the benefits of:

  • Utilising and improving local resources and services.
  • Community Economic Development initiatives.
  • Government, businesses, community partnerships and consultation.
  • Social and Economic planning and strategies.
  • Maintaining and improving economic and social infrastructure.

We participate in working/reference groups and panels and engage with government, strongly representing the interests of Local Government. We also lobby governments to provide funding and programs to support economic development.