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Productivity Commission calls for better Local Government reporting

The Productivity Commission says states and territories should require ‘more meaningful’ performance reporting from local government, pointing to Victoria’s 'Know Your Council' reporting framework as a possible model for adoption.

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VAGO - Public Participation and Community Engagement: Local Government Sector

The local government sector is a significant part of the Victorian economy—the state’s 79 local councils employ over 50 000 people, spend around $7 billion on service delivery and $2 billion on infrastructure annually, and manage over $70 billion in public assets. Councils make decisions about a diverse range of community needs, such as recreational facilities, planning and waste disposal. To cater for these needs, transparent and well-managed public participation can help to better inform local government policies and their translation into effective strategies, programs and projects.

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VAGO - Public Participation in Government Decision-Making

Public participation is the involvement of those affected by a decision in the decision-making process. In Australia and overseas, there is growing recognition of the value of public participation as an essential part of planning projects and making decisions.

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Victorian Ombudsmans - Investigation into the transparency of local government decision making

The Victorian Ombudsman recently conducted an investigation into the transparency of local government decision making, reflecting a pattern of complaints to the Ombudsman on this issue.

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Victorian Auditor - General's Office - Local Government: 2015–16 Audit Snapshot

VAGO's Local Government: 2015–16 Audit Snapshot details matters arising from the 2015–16 financial and performance report audits of the 79 councils, 11 regional library corporations and 14 associated entities.

 


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Resilient Melbourne

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world prepare to meet the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

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Climate Change and Victoria

Climate change affects all of us. Acting on it is fundamental for a thriving, resilient state.

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