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Energy From Waste Infrastructure Plan: Moving to a circular economy

The Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan guides the strategic planning and investment for future thermal energy from waste facilities until 2041. The Plan aims to provide certainty of where waste to energy facilities will be located to maximise NSW’s waste management needs, employment opportunities, and waste innovation opportunities.

Australia
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Understanding Australia’s future infrastructure needs

Infrastructure Australia’s 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan sets a roadmap for infrastructure reform up to 2036. This briefing provides a summary of the plan with a focus on the key themes and areas for reform as they related to local government.

Australia
Members

Loans for Victorian local governments to improve services and infrastructure

This briefing is focussed on guidelines fromthe new Local Council Lending Framework, which provide an outline of the key steps, milestones, and criteria for Victorian local governments to successfully access loans from TCV, and how councils can make best use of this new low-cost funding source.

Australia
Members & Followers

Strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation

This is the second briefing in our series on the nexus between governance, recovery, and economic transitions. Dr Anne Tiernan explores strategies for driving economic regeneration, regional productivity, and innovation. It reviews research and emerging economic thinking about the enablers of economic growth outside of the major capital cities – the primary engines of employment…

Australia
Members

IPCC findings and addressing climate change at the local level

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) first working group report in early August attracted significant attention. This briefing provides a summary of the report and an overview of what this may mean for Australia.

Australia
Members & Followers

August Think Tank Review

In our latest Think Tank Review for the UK, Australia and Republic of Ireland, we find a renewed focus on localism, economy and welfare.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Risk and recovery: five ways your risk strategy can help post-pandemic recovery

This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to compliment objective-based approaches.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Members

Movement and Place tools for integrated planning

Movement and Place theory aspires to create public places that people want to spend time in and to reconceive streets as more than just conduits for moving vehicles. This briefing offers a summary of Movement and Place frameworks and tools from NSW, Victoria, London, and New York.

Australia, Global
Members

Global Local Executive Panel – August 2021: Community Wealth Building

This panel session was moderated by Chris Eddy and VLGA CEO Kathryn Arndt, and the panel discussed community wealth building from their own varied perspectives and explored how local governments in both Australia and Scotland are utilising community wealth building initiatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa