Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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Becoming a water sensitive city: lessons from the City of Gold Coast

This briefing explores City of Gold Coast’s water strategy which articulates clear and tangible actions to be completed by 2024 and aligns them with long-term goal of becoming a Water Sensitive City – moving the city into a sustainable future whilst maintaining its unique water-abundant lifestyle.

Australia, South Africa Briefing
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Primer: Cultural services

This primer introduces you to the arts and culture sector and local authority cultural services, covering libraries, museums, theatres, arts services, and leisure services. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

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The evolving role of libraries in communities

This briefing will look at why it is essential for local governments to aid the transition to digitalised platforms, and how this can be done through infrastructure and operational activity changes. It also looks at the trends in library service delivery.

Australia Briefing
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How to transform a city: A look to Helsingborg, Sweden

The development of new and smart technologies to improve urban living continues apace. This briefing is on the developments in the City of Helsingborg and in preparations for a City Expo in 2022 to showcase what has been achieved.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing

Tipperary’s Suir Blueway: winner of the Chambers Ireland Award for Supporting Tourism

Suir Blueway Tipperary is Tipperary County Council’s newest visitor experience project, developed in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, local communities and businesses. Refurbishing 21km of the towpath saw usage numbers increased six-fold, winning them an award at the 2020 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

Ireland Blog Post Blog
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Planning for Social Infrastructure in Urban Renewal Areas

As urban areas consolidate and densify, one challenge is to ensure the availability of adequate social infrastructure to service the population and cater for health and wellbeing. This briefing looks at the challenges of delivering social infrastructure that both meets the needs of growing populations and changing community need.

Australia Briefing
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Understanding the value of community sports and recreation infrastructure

This briefing provides a summary of the recently-released The Value of Community Sport & Active Recreation Infrastructure report, as commissioned by Sport and Recreation Victoria. The report analyses and articulates the economic, health, and social value that community sport and active recreation infrastructure adds to Victoria.

Australia Briefing
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Understanding the Indigenous Voice Proposals

In October 2019, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announced the start of the Indigenous Voice co-design process. This briefing provides a summary of the proposal along with a discussion of the key considerations for engaging with the process.

Australia Briefing