One year on from when COVID-19 first hit, the City of Canada Bay takes us through some of the ways they adapted to the pandemic to maintain access to community services and keep citizens connected and supported through the last 12 challenging months.
City of Launceston Council in Tasmania have been acknowledged as part of an international showcase of excellent councillor-led local government practice for tabling a motion and launching a policy that is putting the council well on the path to eliminating single use plastics. Here’s how they did it
As part of this year’s LGIU Councillor Awards, Cork City Council’s elected members have been acknowledged as part of an international showcase for establishing and leading the ‘Climate Action Committee’ and facilitating the council’s overall strategy to target climate change. Here’s how they did it.
Western Australian council the Shire of Murray and its Shire President Councillor David Bolt have been acknowledged as part of LGIU’s international showcase of excellent local government practice for leading a project that is catalysing the state’s progression into food innovation. Here’s how they did it.
This update introduces a recent interview with LGIU Australia content commissioner Merle Zierke and Councillor Chapman-Allen, Leader of the Breckland District Council in England, to understand just how COVID-19 has impacted local government in England, and how local governments have responded thereby.
Clúid Housing are accepting submissions for their 2021 Simon Brooke Award where, facilitated by Gerard van Bortel, Assistant Professor of Housing Management at Delft University of Technology, the awardee will spend a week meeting with international housing experts and fellow housing practitioners in Amsterdam.
Dr Ligia Teixeira, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, fills us in on their newly launched What Works Community: Local Government initiative, which is recruiting local authorities to join it and focus on evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.
Melbourne’s Brimbank City Council fills us in on some of the specific challenges the pandemic is presenting the council and how they plan to address and mitigate these challenges through a combination of strategies.
The Improvement Service blogs for us on how understanding what the population of an area looks like and will look like in the future are essential for providing good quality public services and planning for service delivery.
In this blog we outline LGiU Australia’s vision and purpose, and the proposed opportunity for councils to get involved as members. It will be of interest to councillors, CEOs and council officers interested in opportunities to participate as members in the establishment and ongoing sustainability of LGiU Australia.