Our Minister

Minister for Local Government

The Hon Shelley Hancock MP

Minister for Local Government
Member for South Coast

Ministerial Office contact details:
Address: The Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP
52 Martin Place
Postal: The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP
GPO Box 5341
Phone: (02) 8574 5400
Email: Contact the Minister for Local Government

The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP is the Minister for Local Government and Member for South Coast.

After serving 17 years as a councillor the Minister knows that local councils are crucial to the NSW economy and improving the lifestyle and amenity of local communities. The Minister’s key priority is to guide and support the sector that invests more than $12 billion each year in infrastructure, facilities and services and employs more than 48,000 people across the State.

First elected in 1987 to Shoalhaven City Council as a Ward Three Alderman and subsequently as Councillor, the Minister served in numerous roles including Deputy Mayor (2000-2001) and chairperson of a number of committees including Council’s Rural Fire Service Strategic Planning Committee.

Minister Hancock was elected to the Parliament of NSW in 2003, as the Member for South Coast and on 5 May 2011 was elected Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly – the first female Member to be nominated to the role.

On 2 April 2019 Mrs Hancock was sworn in as Minister for Local Government as part of the NSW Government. The Minister has a number of responsibilities including Coastal Management, Public Reserves, Graffiti Control, Companion Animals and of course guiding and assisting the State’s 128 local councils.

The Minister will continue to engage and collaborate with the local government sector on the best ways government can support local councils to better service their local communities now and into the future.

Minister Hancock

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The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of Award winners, the Awards aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.

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