Office of Local Government (New South Wales)
|Preceding agencies||Division of Local Government
Department of Local Government
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales|
|Minister responsible||Hon. Paul Toole MP, Minister for Local Government|
|Agency executives||Ross Woodward,
Chief Executive, Local Government
Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government
|Parent agency||Department of Planning and Environment|
|Key document||Local Government Act, 1993 (NSW)|
The New South Wales Office of Local Government, an agency of the Department of Planning and Environment in the Government of New South Wales, is responsible for administering legislation in relation to local government areas in New South Wales.
The office and its antecedent agency was established in 1993, pursuant to the Local Government Act, 1993 (NSW).
The role of the office includes preparing legislation, providing advice and information to the State Government and local councils, regulating financial management and monitoring financial reporting practices of councils, and improving local government performance through provision of standards and guidelines and conducting reviews and investigations (often called Section 430 investigations).
As part of a drive to locate government offices in regional areas, the office's head office is in the regional town of Nowra on the South Coast, but an office in Castlereagh Street in Sydney CBD also provides Divisional services.
- Local government areas of New South Wales
- List of Ministers for Local Government in the state of New South Wales
- "Division of Local Government". Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 November 2006.