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This annotated bibliography outlines a number of key resources on the topic community engagement that have been prepared for practitioners and policy makers.
It was developed in conjunction with the ACELG Working Paper ‘Local Government and Community Engagement.’
The selected resources have been...
Managers in local government need to ensure they personally understand the fundamentals of climate science and the rationale for a market based approach to reducing carbon emissions. They will then be better placed to guide and support the policy responses of their council....
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...
This paper introduces community governance to an Australian local government audience and provides the foundation for further research on the topic. It summarises the findings of a literature review on community governance from a local government perspective and sets out the theoretical underpinnings.
ACELG is undertaking a considerable body of research into issues of regional collaboration and structural reform in local government. It has already published papers on Consolidation in Local Government: A Fresh Look and A Comparative Analysis of Regional Organisations of Councils in NSW and Western...
The paper sets out a policy position on the role local government can play in moves towards a low carbon future, with findings reflecting a consensus view developed across a range of local government organisations.
This discussion paper considers the questions:What are...
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACLEG), with input from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, has released a new report outlining how local governments can more effectively utilise demographic and other population data into planning and decision-making processes.
The report, titled Looking...
ACELG has released a comparative study of political governance frameworks for local governments across Australia. The research, Local Representation in Australia - A Review of the Legislation and the Literature, seeks to understand the advantages, constraints and theoretical approaches to representative democracy across Australian local...
This manual highlights leading case studies and practical resources from Australian municipalities and overseas, and includes a step-by-step framework for effectively embedding climate risk into council operations.
The resource will be useful for council staff involved in climate risk assessment and planning such as...
The Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government discusses the value of the City of Melbourne’s research capacity.
Apart from the direct value of knowing the City Research story itself, the benefit of presenting these perspectives is in their contribution...