Local Government Innovation and Collaboration Case Study

Local Government Innovation and Collaboration Case Study
17 July 2015
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ACELG consortium partner Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) has released a case study called Community Chef: A Case Study in Local Government Innovation.

Community Chef is a local government owned social enterprise in Victoria with a state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable commercial kitchen facility in Melbourne’s south-western suburbs. It is a collaborative joint venture between councils in Victoria, but operates as a separate arms-length business and contracts to member councils and other clients to deliver cook-chill or snap frozen, high quality, nutritious meals ready for use by elderly, frail and disabled community members.

The case study tells the story of Community Chef, how it came about and what lessons were learned along the way. ACELG Chairperson, Margaret Reynolds said of the project: "Councils are increasingly looking to each other for solutions to common issues and challenges, and the ACELG consortium has sought to help the sector with this through this useful case study. This resource will be exemplary for councils looking for innovative solutions, and links to recent ACELG work about councils learning from each other.”

The case study comprises two videos and a written document, and will be valuable for all councils looking to foster the exchange of ideas and practical solutions within regions and across councils boundaries.

Contact Angela Zivkovic | [email protected] | 03 9682 9222

Community Chef: A Case Study in Local Government Innovation
Videos and project website
Media Release

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