MAV and LGiU Australia have partnered to deliver a forum for local government Councillors, officers and senior management on how the proliferation of short-term rental accommodation (STRA) is impacting local housing availability and what levers councils have to respond.
Rough sleeping is falling in England but is still more prevalent than 12 years ago. An updated strategy reaffirms the government’s aim to end rough sleeping by the end of 2024, but will the measures proposed be enough? A new briefing looks at what is being promised.
This briefing examines Tasmania’s review of the future of the state’s local government, highlighting the reform priorities that have emerged during initial rounds of community and stakeholder engagement.
In this briefing, SGS’ Graeme Thiessen looks at the five broad, interconnected benefits of successful placemaking efforts, as supported by reports and research from around the world. This briefing will be of interest to councillors and CEOs, along with those interested in urban planning, economic development and sustainability.
Rent is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government proposing a rent cap in England and the Scottish government freezing private rents until next spring. Other topics include rough sleeping, shortages in construction, planning cuts and a challenge issued to yet another new housing secretary.
On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.
This briefing shares valuable insights on planning partnerships. It will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, senior executives, and those interested in questions of governance, subsidiarity, and urban policy.
This briefing is part of an LGIU series on the regulation of the short-term rental market in various jurisdictions. It examines the existing controls in the planning code in Ireland and new arrangements to improve compliance with these and to facilitate enforcement of the rules by planning authorities.
SGS Economics and Planning (SGS) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) recently brought together a panel of experts at the Shine Dome in Canberra to explore what principles should guide a genuine partnership between the Commonwealth, the states, territories, and local governments to plan and deliver better cities. This briefing provides a summary.