Research report

Report on local government researchers forum

19 Mar 2012
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The aim of the 2011 researchers forum was to bring researchers together from across Australia to share current knowledge and research, and to identify research needs for local government policy formulation into the future.

This report documents the processes, outcomes and recommendations of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Local Government Researchers Forum held at the University of Technology, Sydney on 14 and 15 December 2011. It is designed to assist ACELG by providing feedback for consideration as well as ideas in planning for future events.

The aim of the 2011 researchers forum was to bring researchers together from across Australia to share current knowledge and research, and to identify research needs for local government policy formulation into the future.

More than 40 papers were presented on the broad theme of ‘Local Governance in Transition’ (Attachment 1), with topics including:

  • Metropolitan and community governance
  • Leadership development
  • Regional collaboration and shared services
  • Local government finance
  • Workforce development
  • Climate change
  • Rural-remote and Indigenous local government.


The forum brought together more than 100 practitioners and academics representing local and state governments, universities in all states and territories and New Zealand, and professional associations.

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