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Strategic planning in Australian local government

8 Aug 2013
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The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) has published a new paper that compares the various approaches in each Australian jurisdiction toward implementing local government reforms, with a particular look at requirements for strategic and corporate planning and reporting.

Each state requires different things from local governments in terms of strategic and corporate planning. Strategic planning is concerned with influencing trends and issues in the locality, irrespective of a council’s corporate responsibilities. This is distinct from corporate planning which addresses the administration of the council's own activities. By comparing the rationale and the realities strategic planning provisions, considerations for future policy reforms can be explored. ACELG welcomes feedback on this paper.

This paper compares the various approaches in each Australian jurisdiction, with reference  to the New Zealand experience, in implementing local government reforms with a particular emphasis on requirements for strategic and corporate planning and reporting.   Strategic planning is concerned with influencing trends and issues in the locality,  irrespective of a council’s corporate responsibilities.  This is distinct from corporate  planning which addresses the administration of the council’s own activities.  By comparing  the rationale and the realities strategic planning provisions, considerations for future policy reforms are also explored.

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