A different approach to Local Government Week

Published on 31 July 2020


Council is going behind the scenes with staff as it celebrates Local Government Week in 2020

This year's theme is "Councils Do", and Mayor Darriea Turley AM said Council was taking a creative approach to the theme due to COVID-19.

"Social gatherings aren't really encouraged at the moment due to the pandemic, so we figured we'd do something a little different this year," she said.

"I think everyone is pretty aware of the actual work Council does around the city, so we wanted to showcase the staff and some of the things they 'do' in their own time."

Council has created a series of short videos featuring staff in their everyday lives that will be posted throughout the week.

"Council can sometimes be viewed as a bit of a faceless organisation, and I think it's important to remember that the people who work there are members of our community just like you and I," said Mayor Turley.

Local Government Week is underway and runs until August 9.

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