'Why Local Government Matters' Presentation

'Why Local Government Matters' Presentation
08 May 2015

A full room of local government professionals listened intently to a presentation by Associate Professor Roberta Ryan about what contemporary Australians value about local government.

The presentation was the focus of the Centre's latest 'Government to Governance' seminar held at UTS on Monday 20 April. A/Prof Ryan outlined initial findings from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) project called 'Why Local Government Matters'. 

The presentation is now available via the ACELG YouTube channel.

Why Local Government Matters is a national project, and the first of its kind, to explore community perceptions of Australian local government. The research will be of critical value to stakeholders interested in enhancing local-level governance in view of sector changes in a number of jurisdictions, and will be released shortly.

(L-R) Donna Rygate, CEO LGNSW with A/Prof Roberta Ryan, Director UTS:CLG and ACELG. Photo - Jeremy Piper.

More than 80 attendees from a diversity of organisations and professions heard A/Prof Ryan outline initial results from this significant and nationally focused research project and participated in a lively discussion. 

The CEO of Local Government NSW, Donna Rygate introduced the seminar and a lively Q&A session followed the presentation.

The seminar can be viewed below.

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