Wollondilly Council recognises Local Government Week
Posted on: 16.07.2018
Wollondilly Shire Council will be recognising Local Government Week 2018 from 30 July to 5 August.
This year’s theme is ‘The Power of Community,’ celebrating the close connection between councils and their communities and the range and diversity of services that are provided.
Local government and its many functions are a big part of people’s lives, often without them realising it. From roads, child care centres, libraries, sports fields and cemeteries, to food safety checks, building and development and pet registrations - all these things are looked after by councils.
Mayor, Cr Judith Hannan said, “Local Government Week is always a highlight in the Council calendar.”
“It is a great opportunity to highlight some of the things we do and the close relationship we have with the community.”
To mark this year’s event, Wollondilly Council will be hosting primary school students from various schools across the Shire. The students will learn how local government operates and hear presentations about recycling, road safety and animal handling.
Students will be able to participate in a mock council meeting where they can play different roles, including Councillors and the Mayor, to see how a council meeting is run.
Local government in NSW looks after more than $136 billion of community assets and has 450 council-run libraries that attract more than 34.8 million visits each year.
NSW councils are responsible for around 90% of the state’s roads and bridges and manage an estimated 3.5 million tonnes of waste each year.
During Local Government Week we invited you to explore the many services your council provides. Check out our website now: www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au