The Town Water Risk Reduction Program’s councillor induction webinar 'Water: Make it your business' is now available.
Role and responsibilities of councillors in regional NSW local water utilities
Mayors and councillors from regional NSW Council-owned local water utilities share their experiences and insights on the importance of water management.
Councillors share why water is an important part of Council’s business.
Water industry induction handbook for decision-makers
The induction handbook is a resource for decision makers operating in a regional Council-owned local water utility, especially for councillors in councils and county councils.
The handbook is designed to support councillors and water managers understand the services of their local water utility. By posing questions and considerations the handbook provides guidance on some of the decisions that may be needed. The Word version of the handbook can be edited to make it specific to your local water utility. The handbook was updated in January 2023 to reflect the new Regulatory and assurance framework for local water utilities.
Councils and local water utilities can also use our editable induction presentation template (PPTX, 5943.51 KB) when inducting new councillors.
We have developed 6 case studies with local councils from across NSW about managing local water utility incidents and events. These case studies provide insights into the risks and opportunities facing local water utility decision-makers.