Local government issues across the Murray electorate should have a new advocate for changes.
The NSW ALP's spokesman on local government Greg Warren has visited Griffith on tour of the state's west.
Mr Warren visited Griffith after being invited by Member for Murray Helen Dalton.
"I'm happy to welcome anyone to come and have a look at our area, and understand our issues," Mrs Dalton said.
"I want to work collaboratively with whoever, to get the best outcome for this electorate.
"Greg's got a background in councils, and I'm one of the rare politicians that have come through a different avenue to state politics.
"I wanted to understand more about processes with local government.
"I've got 10 councils in this electorate and they've all got issues. Balranald shire is now in administration."
A number of councils are still dealing with the financial fallout of forced mergers and the loss of grant revenue and small rate bases to provide services expected by ratepayers.
Mr Warren said there were issues that he wanted to get a better understanding of.
"There are many issues going on down here, particularly in local government," he said.
"I want to get a better understanding in relation to those issues and see how we can support the local member in providing the people of Balranald with the support they need."
Mr Warren's portfolio also includes the state's veterans and his tour has also included stops in Parkes, Dubbo, Forbes, Temora and Cootamundra-Gundagai.
"Getting out in the regions is so important, I really appreciate Helen having me down to meet with many people in her community and getting an understanding about the issues going on down here," he said.
"This isn't about politics and politicians, this is simply about Helen and I doing our jobs, and this is engaging with communities, hearing their issues and then prosecuting their cause in the parliament anywhere they can."
While happy to visit regional areas Mr Warren said he would invite local members for meetings during those visits.
"I always reach out to local members and let them know where I'm going and welcome the opportunity to meet with them," he said.
"Some take it up, some don't but Helen's been very pro-active and having me down here is something I really appreciate.
"Having grown up in the country, I understand the disconnect many people in regional and rural NSW feel from Macquarie Street, from their political leaders, that's why I'm very professional and personally committed to get around (the state)."
Mr Warren said once the elections were finished it was about delivering for all residents of the state.