The IPC supports Local Government Week 31 July – 6 August 2023

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is proud to support Local Government Week (LGW) 2023 which aims to help move the conversation beyond roads, rates and rubbish, to the important and far-reaching role local council plays and the wide range of services it provides.

Councils have a large influence on where we live, work and play, and make important decisions that impact the everyday lives of NSW citizens. The IPC supports transparency in information about how councils work, their decision-making and the private interests of councillors and designated employees.

Local Government Week celebrates the range and diversity of services councils offer the community.

  • Councils provide their communities with the services and infrastructure they need to work, rest and play, 365 days a year.
  • As the level of government closest to communities, councils are best placed to activate healthy local economies and thriving neighbourhoods.
  • Partnerships across all levels of government can help NSW build back better in the wake of bushfires, floods, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IPC has resources to assist you in understanding your privacy rights and right to access council information.

We also support councils with dedicated agency resources in both privacy and information access. The IPC has an Essential Guidance Toolkit on information access and privacy fundamentals for Local Government which includes fundamental regulatory guidance to ensure that councils are able to meet their requirements under NSW information access and privacy legislation. Download the Essential Guidance Toolkit.

You can learn more about Local Government Week and councils can access promotional resources on the Local Government NSW website or visit your local council’s website to find out what is happening in your area.