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Reflections from the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit

Earlier this year, the Regional Australia Institute hosted the inaugural National Regional Housing Summit, which called for increased awareness of the unique housing crisis facing Australia’s regional, rural and remote communities. This briefing examines the three key policy recommendations explored at the Summit.


Planning and Development Bill – Part 3

This is the third briefing in our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 3 of the Bill, which sets out the approach to plans at the national, regional and local level, and also includes the new concept of National Planning Statements that will replace what are currently known as Ministerial Guidelines.


Beyond the emergency: Overcoming housing problems in rural Scotland

Councils in rural and island areas of Scotland face major housing problems as well as the housing emergency that is affecting all areas of Scotland. What can be done to tackle hidden homelessness and provide residents with a wider range of affordable homes? A new briefing investigates.

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LGIU and NILGA announce a new partnership to support councils across Northern Ireland

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) have today launched a new partnership service to support councils across Northern Ireland. The LGIU has more than 40-years experience providing resources and advocacy for the local government sector. This new collaboration with NILGA will see the two organisations supporting councils across…

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Energy saving and greener homes: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can help create and retrofit greener homes and be more efficient with household energy use. You’ll find best practice from Ireland, Spain, India and New Zealand, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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Closing the global skills gap: Is there a leadership role for local government?

The global skills gap refers to a mismatch between the skills possessed by the current workforce and the skills required for the future. Efforts are being made across sectors to bridge the gap, such as upskilling and reskilling initiatives. This briefing explores the vital role of local government in addressing this issue.

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What can we learn from the Canadian local government experience of retrofitting?

This briefing explores the Canadian experience in developing and implementing building codes and green technologies to make new buildings more energy efficient and climate resilient. It also identifies key barriers and offers solutions, along with case studies and best practices for policymakers and industry stakeholders.

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