This briefing offers ways to help you calibrate your aim and a pathway to finding the happy medium, so that you can sleep at night knowing your effort is actually achieving serving your community. This is part one of a three part series.
This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.
This briefing outlines the main reforms included in the Bill and will be of interest to elected members and staff of local authorities. Future briefings will look in greater depth at a number of the key elements of the proposed new legislation.
In June 2022, the Victorian Government announced that it would be expanding its ‘Best Start, Best Life’ kindergarten program. This briefing provides an overview of the reforms, the impacts on the local government sector, the kindergarten sector more broadly, and the different ways local governments are responding.
The Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023 was published on the 3rd of August 2023 and will come before the Dáil and Seanad in the autumn. This special report provides a summary and guidance on the key provisions of the legislation and what it will mean for Limerick City and County Council.
This briefing is focused on Brisbane and its approach to hosting the Olympics. It shares insights and case studies related to inclusive economies, responding to climate change, how we reuse and repurpose infrastructure, social impact, grassroots innovation, and the creation of affordable spaces.
This briefing explores the term ‘desired future character’, what it means, and how it has been used in the context of the NSW planning system. While this briefing draws on the NSW experience, it offers tips and observations that will be of value more broadly for all those working to manage change in their local…
This briefing provides a description of the Office for Local Government (Oflog), first announced in the Levelling Up white paper. The launch took place in early July with a headline speech by Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and the posting of a policy paper and Oflog Data Explorer.
This briefing will explore Australia’s federal and state government circular economy policies, as well as the role of local government in continuously driving and encouraging a circular economy in Australia.
The Homelessness Reduction Act is five years old, but homelessness in England is going up, not down. Is the Act partly to blame or are councils doing as much as they can to assist people, thereby limiting rises in homelessness? This briefing investigates.