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Community-level governance is a focus in much of the public sector reform occurring in the world at the moment. Interest in this topic stems from two major sources. The first is the desire to strengthen citizen engagement in local government, while the second is the...
In 2013, the VLGA initiated a research project to elicit the experiences of newly-elected councillors. It was prompted by anecdotal evidence which suggested that some aspects of the transition, from citizen to councillor, posed particular difficulties and challenges.
This report provides some insight into...
Following a review of Victoria's local government electoral system, the Victorian Government is seeking feedback on 55 recommendations contained in these two reports.
The Local Government Electoral Review Panel's recommendations have the stated intention of strengthing local democracy in Victoria, addressing issues such as...
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...
This audit finds that most shared services initiatives by local government are soundly based, have appropriate governance arrangements and effective project management.
Victorian councils are required by the Local Government Act 1989 to endeavour to achieve the best outcomes for their...