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ACELG recently congratulated six local government professionals following their graduation with ACELG-UTS practitioner-focused local government postgraduate degrees. "Our graduates are definitely career-ready and prepared for sector challenges," said ACELG Director of Sector Engagement & Teaching, Dr Tim Robinson at a graduation ceremony at the University of Technology, Sydney. Applications for study in 2015 close 31 January 2015Read more »

Latest News & Events

05 February 2015 , Aerial Function Centre Harris Room, UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo
ACELG is partnering with the UTS Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) to host a seminar on Chinese local government and democratisation by Dr. Chen Kang of the National University of Singapore. read more »
17 December 2014
ACELG will offer the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2 ) 'Foundations in Public Participation' program in early 2015. This internationally recognised qualification applies the IAP2 engagement spectrum which is regarded as the gold standard in public participation planning, and that has been integrated into the community... read more »
17 December 2014
ACELG and Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) are partnering on research that explores the financial and operational sustainability of rural councils. Called the Rural Council Sustainability Project, the research seeks to answer how RCV can best support councils to build capacity and improve performance in the context of the wider local government... read more »
17 December 2014
In October and November ACELG hosted two international local government experts for our 'Government to Governance' public seminars series. Dr Andy Asquith (NZ) outlined ideas about changing leadership roles of local government mayors and chief executives, and Professor Robin Hambleton (UK) discussed place-based leadership with examples from... read more »
16 December 2014
The ACELG publication Guidelines for the Planning and Development of Childcare Facilities won a Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) read more »
10 December 2014
ACELG Deputy Director Melissa Gibbs recently led a delegation of Australian and New Zealand government representatives to Tokyo and Sakaide City in November as part of the 2014 Local Government Exchange and Co-operation Seminar organised by the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). read more »
27 November 2014
More than forty local government professionals from Sydney and regional NSW benefited from a diversity of presentations at a forum co-hosted by The Japan Local Government Centre (CLAIR) and the ACELG on Thursday 27 November. read more »