Narromine mayor Craig Davies says the state and federal governments need councils to help sustain economic development through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March, the Prime Minister, alongside the premiers and chief ministers from each state and territory, established the National Cabinet to help coordinate a response to the pandemic.
The cabinet has replaced the Council of Australian Governments, which in addition to the state and federal government representatives, includes the Australian Local Government Association.
Initially, it local government was excluded because its primary focus was health, but now Cr Davies wants ALGA to have a seat at the table.
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In a report to be presented to be Narromine Shire Council meeting on Wednesday night, Cr Davies said the National Cabinet was focused on policies to lift investment and get Australians back to work, which was all part of local government's strengths.
"The challenge facing National Cabinet over the coming months is unlike any which has faced Australian governments in recent times and it will require the concerted, coordinated and complementary efforts of all three levels of government to rebuild consumer confidence, support business and recreate millions of jobs," Cr Davies said.
"Australians expect their three levels of government to be working together, and to see evidence of that. Including local government in National Cabinet would demonstrate a strong sense of unity of purpose and a combined commitment to promote and implement National Cabinet decisions across the broadest implementation platform available to government."
At the meeting, the mayor will seek support from his fellow councillors to contact Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton to express their disappointment that local government is not included in the National Cabinet.
The Narromine Shire Council meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday in the council chambers.