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In Focus: Local Government Essay Prize Announced

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Local Government Essay Prize named in honour of the late Associate Professor Erica Bell, a valued and active member of the ACELG Research Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the competition is to elicit new and innovative ideas about advancing local government and preparing the sector to meet the challenges of 21st century Australia. Read more »

Latest News & Events

01 September 2015
Chapter proposals are invited for The Handbook of Research on Subnational Governance and Development, to be edited by the Centre Director Roberta Ryan and Eris D. Schoburgh (University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica West Indies). read more »
31 August 2015
The UTS:Centre for Local Government will host a seminar on Monday 31 August about 'Building genuine partnerships for major urban transformation' as part of its 'Government to Governance' evening seminar series. read more »
28 August 2015
Funded by the UTS Centre for Local Government, the Scholarship is linked to an Australian Research Council Linkage grant, titled ‘Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century’. The scholarship is open to students who are intending to undertake a PhD in the area of local government and housing. read more »
27 August 2015
The UTS Centre for Local Government will be running a seminar on social cohesion in November 2015. This seminar will build the capacity of local government staff and their partners to build social cohesion at a local level, and will facilitate a deeper understanding of how social cohesion links to organisational strategy. read more »
20 August 2015
The Centre welcomes Mr Katsunori Kamibo as the new Director of the Japan Local Government Centre (CLAIR, Sydney). Mr Kamibo has an in-depth knowledge of local government, holding recent high level-roles in Japan as Director General of Finance Bureau, Sakai City Government; Deputy Director, Office for Decentralisation Reform, Cabinet Office; and... read more »
17 August 2015
The next Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI) will be hosted by the Centre for Local Government at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:CLG) on 1 -4 December 2015. The conference theme is 'Global Cities and Global Regions: Sustainable Futures?' read more »
17 August 2015
Associate Professor Alan Morris of the UTS Centre for Local Government and Professor Andrew Beer (University of Adelaide) have won a highly competitive Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, announced by the Federal Minister for Education in July. The three-year project will explore the relationship between local government and... read more »