This chart outlines how the local community elects its Councillors, who then appoint the General Manager. The General Manager is reponsible for then appointing Council staff. Councillors are also reposible for appointing an auditor.

Flow chart descfribing the system of local government in NSW

The Division of Local Government(Department of Premier and Cabinet) investigates and monitors NSW local councils to ensure that they are operating to a good standard.This state government department is also responsible for the Local Government Boundaries Commission and Local Government Grants Commission.

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