Stefanie Pillora


Climate adaptation manual for local government: embedding resilience to climate change

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 asset...

Make your knowledge matter: guide to developing and documenting research

This guide has been developed as part of an overall suite of initiatives to encourage local government practitioners to develop ideas, document good practice and share their work with a wider audience. This guide aims to: Build the capacity of local government practitioners to improve...
Literature review

Evolution in community governance: Building on what works

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.

Climate change science 'top ten' sources to build your personal knowledge

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. In acknowledging...

Consolidation in local government: A fresh look

This project was undertaken as a collaborative research venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA), and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Each wanted to take a fresh look at the issue of consolidation in...