Our Strategy and Values

Deputy Secretary’s Message

The Office of Local Government’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 outlines our vision, goals and strategies as we continue to strengthen the performance, integrity and sustainability of local councils in NSW.

The plan helps ensure our agency is in the best possible position to enable local and state governments to work together to better serve local communities.

OLG is committed to stronger collaboration with local councils, joint organisations and peak sector bodies to help inform the Government’s policy and regulatory frameworks.

This will underpin our efforts to deliver effective and targeted programs to strengthen the capacity of local councils to provide high quality infrastructure, facilities and services to local communities across the state.

We are working with councils and joint organisations to ensure they are key partners in the delivery of important Government initiatives including its 20-year Economic Vision for Regional NSW.

OLG continues to be a modern and effective regulator that holds councils and officials to account, taking early action on poor performance and breaches of integrity requirements.

Our aim is to strike the right mix of monitoring, intervention, capability improvement and engagement activities.

Our four-year plan also focuses on investing in our people, systems and processes to build a professional and accountable organisation with a strong reputation for delivery and excellence.

I look forward to continuing to work with my staff, councils, joint organisations, peak sector bodies, and other government agencies to enable local and state governments to work together to better serve local communities.

Tim Hurst
Deputy Secretary
Local Government, Planning and Policy

Strategic Documents