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New councillor? LGIU is here for you

Whether you’re a brand new councillor or an old hand, LGIU is here to support you to deliver for your local residents. LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West explains how new councillors can start benefitting from LGIU now.

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Reclaiming CEO recruitment for sustainable local governance

In today’s resource-scarce environment, a well-matched CEO is crucial for organisational stability and effectively managing public services. This briefing emphasises the need for councils to reduce reliance on external headhunters in CEO recruitment and focus on long-term organisational stability.

Australia, Global

Collection: Libraries, leisure and parks

This collection showcases LGIU’s resources exploring libraries, leisure and parks. In this collection you will find open content, member briefings and Global Local newsletters exploring best practice in delivering and maintaining community spaces and services, alongside an array of global case studies.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Local government sustainability – a new Commonwealth inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has launched an inquiry into local government financial sustainability. The inquiry is a crucial opportunity to address long-standing funding concerns and shape the future of local government funding in Australia.

Australia
Members

Wellbeing and local government in Australia: Lessons from Golden Plains Shire

This briefing discusses the growing importance of wellbeing in economic discourse, particularly highlighted by the Commonwealth Government’s recent adoption of the Measuring What Matters framework. Using Golden Plains Shire as an example, it explores how local governments face challenges and opportunities in embracing this agenda.

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A regional approach to planning for electric vehicles

The Northern Councils Alliance recently launched the Community Electric Vehicle Transition Plan to support lower-emission transport options and prepare for EV adoption. This briefing explores the plans and it’s recommendations for local, state, and federal governments, emphasizing the importance of regional collaboration in EV transition.

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Reflections from the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit

Earlier this year, the Regional Australia Institute hosted the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit, which called for increased awareness of the unique housing crisis facing Australia’s regional, rural and remote communities. This briefing examines the three key policy recommendations explored at the Summit.

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Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – good for the environment and good for you

This article, from Brimbank City Council, explores the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre – Australia’s first 100% renewable energy powered, zero greenhouse gas emissions aquatic centre. Examining the environmental, financial and health outcomes of the centre, and sharing lessons learned.

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Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.

Australia