Roberta Ryan

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Research report

19 Feb 2018

This report is part of a project being implemented by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and Local Government NSW to enable local governments and tourism operators in regional New South Wales to improve access to their infrastructure, services and products.

Research report

13 Dec 2016

In 2016 the Why Local Government Matters in South Australia research sought to investigate the value of local government to South Australians. The project was undertaken by the Centre for Local Government at the University of Technology Sydney with funding from the Research and Development...

Journal article

5 Dec 2016


This paper reviews evaluations of post-disaster recovery efforts. The focus is on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. We develop a typology that categorises disaster events and includes whether evaluations were...


24 Jun 2016

A new resource from the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) provides local government in Tasmania with a practical approach to developing strategic workforce plans.

Workforce planning in the local government sector is essential to meet the needs of communities and...

Research report

17 Jun 2015

The research aims to better understand how and why the activities of local governments, and their roles in society are valued by communities.

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The research investigates: 1. local government’s role as a ‘place shaper’ and its importance in meeting the...

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