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In Focus: Growing Regional Australia

ACELG has published new research entitled Local Government Growing Regional Australia that will bring new understanding to the role of local government in growing regional capitals and regions through enhanced governance and leadership.

Conducted in partnership with Regional Capitals Australia, the research identifies the factors contributing to building strong sustainable regional capitals and regions. Read more »

Latest News & Events

20 April 2015
The next seminar in ACELG's seminar series "From Government to Governance" will focus on community attitudes toward local government and how this might inform its evolving role. read more »
20 April 2015 , University of Technology Sydney
In April the UTS Centre for Local Government will host a two-day master class that will explore local government evolving role in the federation and contemporary policy challenges such as financial sustainability, workforce management and service delivery. read more »
15 April 2015 , Halls Gap, Victoria
Rural Councils Victoria announce that registrations for their 2015 Rural Summit are now open. This year the Rural Summit is being hosted by Northern Grampians Shire Council and will be held in Halls Gap between 15-17 April. read more »
11 March 2015
ACELG has published 'Housing and Local Government in Australia in the 21st Century' that canvases some of the key emerging issues in the relationship between housing and local government. read more »
18 February 2015 , Khon Kaen, Thailand
Call for Papers: 6th International Conference on Local Government (ICLG2015), Khon Kaen, Thailand (September 17-18, 2015) read more »
13 February 2015
ACELG has compiled Australia's first, extensive profile of the local government workforce. The report confirms that local government is an Australian powerhouse, punching above its weight in terms of its contribution to the nation's economy and social fabric, particularly in regional, rural and remote Australia. read more »