The Victorian Auditor-General recently presented his 2019-20 audit report to Parliament. This briefing focusses on the results, with a particular focus on the sector’s financial performance, position, and financial sustainability in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metropolitan Governance in the 21st century: will local government be reduced to a ‘line manager’?
How to transform a city: A look to Helsingborg, Sweden
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In the context of planning goals, the need to maintain vibrant centres that can deliver a range of services and employment opportunities is critical. This briefing seeks to highlight the vulnerability of suburban centres to the changing retail environment, and the social and economic consequences.
Urban heat and the impact of climate change are already being felt in our cities and suburbs. This briefing looks at urban heat with a specific focus on the benchmarking urban heat projects in four Sydney councils, undertaken in collaboration with Western Sydney University (WSU).
This briefing presents the case for an alternate approach to greenfield development in South Australia in order to address the challenge of development sequencing and infrastructure funding. While this briefing is focussed on South Australia, the challenges are relevant for growth areas across Australia.