Georges River Council is currently implementing its Economic and Social Recovery Plan. It is made up of three key phases in response to the unprecedented impacts of Covid-19 on local businesses and communities and complements packages being rolled out by the State and Federal governments.
Cities with a future?
Permission to shop – how’s it going?
Scotland – A careful and managed move into phase 2
Kim Fellows, LGIU’s commissioning editor in Scotland, introduces pillar two of our Post-Covid Councils framework, looking at how we build a sustainable future for all.
Earlier this year, North Ayrshire Council launched its Community Wealth Building Strategy, becoming the first Council in Scotland to adopt this bold and radical economic approach. Councillor Joe Cullinane, Leader of North Ayrshire Council, tells us how it works and how he hopes it can make a difference to communities.
Ella Henry should have sat her A levels this year and enjoyed a long summer with her friends before uni, but then the world changed. She writes for us about the impact of the pandemic on her and other young people.
Long after the GDP and the overall unemployment rate have returned to ‘normal’, young people will be feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and subsequent recession. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at what should be done to shield them from the worst of what is to come.
Kim Fellows outlines Scotland’s second phase of exiting lockdown following the First Minister’s announcements last week. This blog has been updated to reflect recent announcements.
Three months after the launch of LGiU Australia, Merle Zierke looks at what we have delivered so far and explores some of the results we’ve had so far from our user survey.
Janet Sillett, Head of Briefings LGIU, writes on the critical role of local government in managing the response to Covid-19 as lockdown measures are relaxed further, and asks whether councils have been given the powers and finance to fulfil that role effectively.