Local government is important in the development of a local area. Local government is responsible for services, local infrastructures, planning and development (including heritage), management and allocation of local open space such as parks and sportsgrounds.
Local government was established in Strathfield in 1885 with the incorporation of Strathfield Council.
Other areas of Strathfield were originally governed by smaller councils, that amalgamated with Strathfield Council in the 1940s. This site provides information on the histories of all Councils which have governed in this area including Strathfield Council and the former Homebush and Enfield Councils.