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.
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.
In this briefing, the Social and Community Team of Local Government NSW provide an overview of local government initiatives, actions and links to resources to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence.
This briefing explores East Asian local government responses to Covid-19 as case studies to learn and develop stronger responses in other councils.
When Aberdeen City Council was named Local Authority of the Year at the MJ Achievement Awards 2020, judges noted “a pioneering capital programme and significant investments in the social and cultural future of its communities”. In this blog Co-leaders Douglas Lumsden and Jenny Laing share their work, emphasising sustainability initiatives.
Lisa Mclean, CEO of NSW Circular, recently spoke with SGS Economics and Planning’s Jeremy Gill to discuss the implementation of a Circular Economy in the Australian context: the specific barriers, opportunities, and the role of local government. This briefing is based on that conversation.
Mark Davies explores what happened to the finances of Central Coast Council, where responsibilities lie when it comes to understanding a local government’s finances, and the implications for local governments more broadly.
This briefing examines Melbourne’s 20-minute neighbourhoods as a case study, to learn international lessons.
In 2008, amalgamations saw Queensland’s 157 municipal governments reduced in number to 73. In this briefing, Alex Gooding looks at the complex legacy of these processes, informed by recent conversations with a small group of current and former Queensland council CEOs.
In this case study, Andrew Cribb (co-founder of 3Space, a UK-based affordable workspace provider) shares examples from the UK of how councils are managing their property portfolios to provide affordable spaces and deliver sustainable economic growth objectives.