Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.



England policy round-up: October/November 2022

This new edition covers policy/research papers from October/November 2022, which saw another change of prime minister. Rishi Sunak’s first task was to restore economic stability and market confidence. As winter arrives, public services – and the whole country – face tough challenges from the cost of living and industrial unrest.

England & Wales Briefing
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Place-based asset management – Insights from Georges River

Georges River Council shares their shift to place-based asset management and connecting asset planning to outcomes. The council created new internal structures that bring together specialised skills.

Australia Briefing With case study

Cork County Council: A month in the life

In this briefing, Cork County Council provides an insight into their October of 2022, including their work on infrastructure projects, environment and sustainability initiatives, housing and community.

Ireland Briefing With case study

Our gift to you to celebrate 2022!

Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog-article
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COP-26: One Year On – Global Local Executive Panel

On the 10th November 2022, the LGIU and VLGA held a panel to discuss COP-26: One Year On. Composed of Council Chief Executives from across the globe, this panel discussed all that has happened in the last twelve months and the ongoing implications for local government from the COP-26 discussions and resolutions.

Global Briefing With case study

Shale fracking: a moment in the sun or banned forever?

Fracking policy recently re-emerged to provide a brief, yet critical moment in contemporary British politics. This briefing subsequently provides an overview of shale fracking in the UK and outlines exactly what this process is; how it is regulated; and its implications at both the national and local levels of its application.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

The City of Brimbank’s 5G Road Maintenance Research

This blog looks at Brimbank City Council’s 5G approach to infrastructure management which has reached a new level with artificial intelligence now developed and able to detect damaged road signs and dumped rubbish.

Australia Blog-article

Green City: Freiburg – Worth checking out

In this blog, LGIU's Ireland Commissioner, Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, talks about his recent visit to Freiburg in Germany and the progressive work he admires in their endeavour to become a greener city.

Global, Ireland Blog-article

Just Transition: Lessons from the Latrobe Valley Authority

Australia’s exit from coal as a domestic energy resource has already seen one-third of the country’s coal-fired power stations close, but currently, the government has not implemented a planned strategy for transition at a national level. This briefing looks at a recent enquiry focusing on Latrobe Valley Authority to evaluate the lessons learned so far.

Australia Briefing With case study
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Short-term Rental Accommodation

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.

Australia, Global Briefing With case study