Local government is under pressure to minimise rate increases during this pandemic. This briefing explores rate capping/pegging on Victorian and NSW local governments, and how Covid-19 may result in government policy changes.
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Hannah Muirhead explores the varying insights and reflections of columnists and experts around the world on what the impact of coronavirus on cities might be, building a picture of what the ongoing narrative looks like regarding issues such as density, transforming spaces and the movement of people.
This briefing discusses several examples where temporary uses have been enabled by not-for-profit and government-led organisations as a tool to prevent decline in local commercial centres. These case studies provide practical takeaways for local governments who are interested in implementing their own scheme to support temporary uses as a low-cost measure to activate local centres.
Kim Fellows highlights the link between public health and climate change, and reflects on a virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting focused on Green Recovery that she attended last week.