Local government

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Report

30 Apr 2018

This report concerns a complaint about Maribyrnong City Council’s unfair internal review processes when dealing with fines.

Policy report

22 Mar 2018

This report argues that leaving council tax unreformed is becoming ever more unsustainable. Local authorities across the country are increasingly cash strapped, as a consequence of government cuts to their core grant funding and limits on their ability to raise funds through council tax and...

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report examines whether Victorian councils’ economic development activities help to improve the economic viability and sustainability of their municipalities.

Guide

Guide for local government and water sector stakeholders
1 Mar 2018

Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills....

Report

1 Feb 2018

This report has recommended that the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) should, by mid-2018, give councils additional guidance on good practice in reporting, start developing a performance measurement framework, and help rural councils develop their reporting capability.

Draft report

23 Oct 2017

The NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) has prepared this consultation draft of the new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures. The OLG is seeking the views of councils and other stakeholders on the consultation drafts prior to finalising the new model.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This report outlines the findings of an investigation into whether Cairns Regional Council and its councillors comply with relevant legislative and policy requirements and act reasonably in relation to the disclosure and management of councillors’ conflicts of interest.

Report

4 Oct 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) commenced Operation Belcarra in response to complaints about the conduct of candidates contesting the 2016 Queensland local government elections.

Survey

Report

1 Oct 2017

This report outlines the responses of local government employees following research into their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Several Australian local government franchises still include rules that have been abolished at the Federal and State levels, such as property qualifications, votes for corporations, and various forms of plural voting.

Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report highlights the varying roles and levels of engagement that councils play in regards to leadership, organisation and delivery of local and regional economic development in Australia.

Report

20 Sep 2017

The key objective of the growth study was to gain an independent view of the impact of population growth on the capacity of councils to provide services and infrastructure to the community over time.

Report

20 Sep 2017

How can local government greening efforts be most effective in addressing differences in metropolitan residents’ social, economic and health outcomes and vulnerabilities, exposure to high temperatures and access to green areas? Where should all the trees go?

Report

18 Sep 2017

This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas.

Research report

Pilot NSW survey: topline report
6 Sep 2017

This study, from the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government, examines employee perceptions of council workplaces in NSW. Approximately 1,500 local government employees responded to the survey in 2016 and 2017.

Report

18 Aug 2017

This report shines a light on inadequate governance and mismanagement of key areas of responsibility within the Central Goldfields Shire Council.

Website

Local government disability inclusion resource
17 Aug 2017

The local government disability inclusion resource has been designed for use by all local governments around Australia.

Report

14 Aug 2017

This report provides governments and stakeholders involved in local and place-focused renewal with conceptual framing and case study examples that can help inform and shape new community collaboration initiatives for their own contexts.

Report

9 Aug 2017

This report outlines the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s findings into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity.

Report

19 Jul 2017

This report introduces the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities.