Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

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Creative councils for creative communities

This report by Marrickville Council and the Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney contributes to understanding of the role of creativity as a prerequisite to innovation in local government, particularly during a time of change and reform to the local government sector.

Building social cohesion in our communities: an online resource for local government

This new online resource from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) provides local government with a practical approach to develop strong, socially cohesive communities.

Why local government matters: full report 2015

The research aims to better understand how and why the activities of local governments, and their roles in society are valued by communities. Executive summary The research investigates: 1. local government’s role as a ‘place shaper’ and its importance in meeting the needs of citizens...

Profile of the local government workforce 2014 report

Local government is a significant employer in Australia—particularly in regional areas—offering opportunities for employment across a wide range of occupations. This report on the profile of the local government workforce has been written to support the National Workforce Strategy developed for the Australian Centre of...

Integrated long-term planning: an information and resource manual for rural-remote and Indigenous councils

This manual from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) provides practical assistance to all rural-remote and Indigenous (RRI) councils in Australia looking to adopt integrated long-term planning processes. The publication, Integrated Long-Term Planning: An Information and Resource Manual for Rural-Remote and Indigenous...