International Study Highlights Need for Consolidation

International Study Highlights Need for Consolidation
19 May 2011

The Centre has released a major report on the options available for local government to increase its capacity and provide improved services.

The report – Consolidation in Local Government: A Fresh Look – covers both Australia and New Zealand.

In the past local government reform has focused strongly on council amalgamations and cost savings. The ACELG research sought a more balanced approach, taking into account the importance of good governance and effective local democracy and representation. It also looks at the aftermath of previous efforts at reform through a series of in-depth case studies and interviews with senior figures in local government.

The report, along with other related material, can be downloaded below.


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