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Alex Gooding

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Review of current local government reform processes in Australia and New Zealand

This snapshot examines the nearly 30 review and reform initiatives taking place in jurisdictions across Australasia between February and March 2013, continuing a period of change and reform in local government which dates back at least two decades. The research report, Review of Current local...
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A comparative analysis of regional organisations of councils in NSW and Western Australia

Regional organisations of councils (ROCs) have been a part of the Australian local government landscape for over seventy years and were once a prominent feature in all states. They have evolved into a wide range of forms, but their structure generally involves several common characteristics...
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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...
Conference paper

How the west was lost – the causes and consequences of under-investment in Western Sydney’s infrastructure

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 4 held in Perth from 24 to 27 November 2009. SOAC 4 was hosted by the University of Western...
Conference paper

'In the saddle or the burr underneath' - The role of regional organisations of councils in metropolitan planning

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 2 held in Brisbane from 30 November to 2 December 2005. SOAC 2 was hosted by the Urban Research...