Sydney Town Hall is the civic home of the Council of the City of Sydney. It is here that Sydney’s Lord Mayor and the democratically elected councillors meet to discuss and debate the policies and strategies which underpin the management of the city and develop the vision for its future growth and sustainability. Learning about local government and the role it plays in our lives is an important topic which is addressed in the NSW school curriculum at primary and secondary levels in key learning areas including democracy, government, civics and Australian history.
The City of Sydney is unable to offer school tours specifically tailored to particular key learning areas of the NSW school curriculum. General tours of Sydney Town Hall for schools within the City of Sydney are available through the Friends of Sydney Town Hall.
Schools outside the City of Sydney local government area should contact their local council or shire office for information about programs or tours.
A number of fact sheets are available which address topics which are relevant to key learning areas including Government and Law, Citizenship in a Democracy and Historical Perspectives.
- Local Government
- Civic Traditions
- Australian Symbolism
Local government is the framework which enables people to live harmoniously in urban and rural communities. Local government provides practical support through facilities and services and develops plans so that this support can be continued and improved to meet future … Continued