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November 2021: Think tank review

What are top think tanks around the world publishing on climate change, workforce, transport, the pandemic and more?

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Local economic development in growth areas

This briefing provides a summary of the City of Whittlesea’s recently released Strong Local Economy discussion paper –  a precursor to their next economic development strategy which has the goal of a strong local economy underpinned by increased local employment, education opportunities for all and successful, innovative local business.

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Who really pays for open space and affordable housing contributions?

In this briefing, Gerard Lind explores how open space and affordable housing contributions work and who really pays – spoiler alert, it’s not simply passed on to homebuyers as many in the housing and development industry would have you believe.

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Open data: a pathway for local government

The creative re-use of data represents enormous potential for government. This briefing discusses what local governments should consider prior to initiating open data investment. It also argues that a growing emphasis on the benefits of open government data masks some important nuances in the barriers and opportunities for local entities.

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Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

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Live Q&A Event: Rentals, Regions, and Rising Prices

The Rental Affordability Index 2021 data exposes the increasing unaffordability of rental properties across Australia for lower-income households and shows that many renters are worse off than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Rental prices continue to soar across the regions, pushing locals into rental stress and making it less accessible for city renters seeking a sea…

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An ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to building sustainability

This briefing looks at how DCPs could be devised to be more ambitious, and to drive sustainable design excellence, and will be of interest to Local Government Strategic Planners in NSW that are preparing new Development Control Plans, as well as those interested in planning and sustainability more broadly.

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Investing in new infrastructure? What councils should ask beforehand

State and Federal COVID-19 stimulus grants continue to provide additional funding for local government infrastructure projects. This briefing looks at some critical considerations local governments need to address before they go all in on grant applications and developing business cases for infrastructure projects.

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