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Summer recap: International planning and housing briefings

This recap provides some summer reading for Australian local government officials and staff that are interested in housing and planning matters and provides links to the original briefings for those interested in more detail. This is just a small window into the breadth of content available in the LGiU briefings catalogue.

Australia
Members

Summer Recap: sustainability and local economies in Scotland

In this briefing, LGiU Australia’s Merle Zierke provides a review of some key briefings from LGiU Scotland. This is just a small window into the breadth of content available in the LGiU archives – which includes content from England, Scotland, Ireland, and now Australia.

Australia
Members

Summer Recap: a quick tour of Ireland

LGIU’s Merle Zierke takes a quick spin through a number of the LGiU Ireland briefings you may have missed during 2020, summarising issues that may provide useful insights for Australian local councils and provides the links to the detailed briefings for councillors and council staff who may want to dig a bit deeper.

Australia, Ireland
Members

Local Government: By Women, For Women

In this briefing we look at two successful local government programmes: one engaging women in politics by encouraging political participation and improved perception of female politicians; and one providing young women with tools to support confidence, resilience and leadership in all aspects of their lives.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Followers

Think Tank Review

The December 2020  roundup of recent local government relevant reports and publications from leading think tanks in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Followers

Noongar Native Title Settlement: Australia’s first treaty?

The High Court of Australia recently cleared the final hurdle for the largest native title settlement in Australian history by dismissing all appeals before the Court. Here we takes a detailed look at the South West Native Title Settlement, the implications for local governments in WA, and what this settlement means for local governments more…

Australia
Members

Rental affordability patterns across Australia: Index release

This briefing looks at the recent release of the Australian Rental Affordability Index (RAI) for 2020. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes, and is a free resource available for use by local government.

Australia
Members

Cyclepaths to Recovery: Fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments

This briefing looks at the benefits and challenges around fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments in response to government investment and provides examples of some local councils’ responses, particularly into major city centres.

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

How effectively are NSW councils delivering growth infrastructure?

A discussion of the recent performance of NSW local governments in delivering growth infrastructure, based on annual financial statements and population growth data – focusing on local government areas where effective and efficient delivery of growth infrastructure particularly matters.

Australia
Members

Beyond the council plan: creating impact with a corporate plan

Debbie Williams from Right Lane Consulting draws on her experience to share how councils can use well-developed internal corporate plans, sitting alongside their public council plans to create more impact. this briefing provides a useful framework that councils can apply to identify their own internal change priorities to feed into the corporate plan.

Australia