Do you have a particular local interest you're passionate about and want to play an important role in your community? Joining a Local Democracy Group may be right for you.

What are Local Democracy Groups?

Local Democracy Groups are made up of community members who provide advice and input to support Council's decision-making and actions. Each group is managed by a Council staff member with experience in the relevant topic.

The current Local Democracy term started in October 2022 and will run until September 2024.

What is the role of Local Democracy Groups?

Advisory committees and working groups are an important part of Council’s Community Engagement Framework. They provide a platform for community members to contribute to building a stronger local community. They're also a purposeful forum to deliberate and problem solve.

They contribute to achieving community expectations as set out in the the Inner West Community Strategic Plan - Our Inner West 2036:

Strategic Direction 5, Outcome 5.3 - people are well informed and actively engaged in local decision making and problem solving

The key purpose of all advisory committees and working groups is to support Council to review and implement the Community Strategic Plan through Council’s four-year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan.


Vacancies can occur in the groups for a variety of reasons.

We are currently not recruiting for any of our Local Democracy Groups. If you wish to be notified of any upcoming recruitment you can register to Your Say Inner West.

Contact our Engagement Officer

For general questions around Local Democracy Groups please contact:

Name Peter Jackson
Phone 02 9392 5694