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Local and regional government in remote and unincorporated Australia: Sui Generis?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Blackwell, Boyd D
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Most of Australia's geographical area is remote or very remote. Many parts of remote Australia are not incorporated into the area of a local government. For people in these areas, democratically elected and accountable local representation does not exist. How then are the local views of these people heard without bias and acted upo ....

Local economic development in an age of devolution: The question of rural localities*

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Dewees, Sarah; Lobao, Linda; Swanson, Louis E
  • Journal Name: Rural Sociology
  • Journal Number: Vol.68, No.2
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Columbia, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Ohio

There is limited recent research on the strategies that rural local governments are employing in the face of changing intergovernmental relationships, especially in relation to local economic development. This paper draws on data from a survey of local governments in the Ohio River Valley Region that includes a mix of localities on the ....

Local Government and Community Engagement in Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Herriman, J.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This working paper was commissioned by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) to provide a national update on what is taking place across the local government sector in relation to community engagement, and identify the ongoing challenges and questions for councils in engaging communities. In a survey of l ....

Local government and regional development Australia committees in New South Wales: Why tensions exist and how they might be resolved - an insider's perspective

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Tiley, Ian
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In June 2009 and August 2009 respectively, the Commonwealth, in partnership with the NSW Government, commenced the operation of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees with the appointment of Chairpersons and members. Minister Crean confirmed broad roles for the Committees, including preparation of Regional Plans and signif ....

Local Government Growing Regional Australia

  • Year: 2015
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Country: Australia

The project examines and identifies the factors contributing to strong and sustainable regional capitals and regions. In particular the aim of the project is to explore the impact that good governance and effective leadership by local government can have on growing regional Australia. Report LocationClick here to access the full report ....

Local Government National Reports

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
  • Published Location:
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The information in these reports include an overview of the operation and performance of local government from a national perspective. Over the years these reports have become an important source of information for those working in the sector and for researchers and others wishing to better understand how local government operates in Australia. ....

Local government, mining companies and resource development in regional Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Barclay, M.A.; Everingham, J.; Cheshire, L.; Brereton, D.; Pattenden, C.; Lawrence, G.
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

This report summarises the findings from a two-year research project into the governance challenges posed by large scale resource development in mining-intensive regions of Australia. Unlike the narrower term government, governance applies in situations where authority and responsibility for the tasks of governing – including planning, allocat ....

Local Governments, Excellence and Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Beer, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

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Locality and community: Towards a vehicle for community-based decision making in rural localities in England

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Owen, Stephen
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.73, No.1
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

Recent widespread discussion including policy statements by government suggest that more authority should be devolved to local communities to make decisions about the rural localities in which they live. The paper evaluates existing instruments, including village appraisals and village design statements, against the criteria of subsidia ....

Locally constructed regionalism: The city of greater Geraldton, Western Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Grant, Bligh; Dollery, Brian; van der Westhuizen, Gert
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Since 2007, the Rudd and Gillard Labor governments have demonstrated a heightened interest in both local government and regional governance arrangements. However, previous attempts at reinforcing the legitimacy of Australian local government and engendering regionalism across the Australian polity have faltered, (see, for example, ....

Making capacity building meaningful: A framework for strategic action

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.5
  • Country: Australia

This paper aims to give practical meaning to 'capacity building' through (a) identifying a suite of practical measures, such as mentoring or best practice guidelines, that have been shown to or are considered to build human, social, institutional, and economic capital; (b) placing these measures within a broader systems framework; and (c) explori ....

Managing Central-Local Government Relationships: The Case of New Zealand

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Michael Reid
  • Journal Name: Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance
  • Country: New Zealand

The manner in which central and local governments engage has taken on extra salience in recent years as governments seek to address wicked issues and begin to appreciate the role of place as a key contributor of economic growth. Different approaches exist, ranging from formal and constitutional to informal and political, but none represents a mag ....

Managing groundwater as a common-pool resource: an Australian case study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sarker, A.; Baldwin, C.; Ross, H.
  • Journal Name: Water Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Over-appropriation and degradation of groundwater can result from lack of recognition of, and inappropriate arrangements for, managing groundwater as a common-pool resource. An irrigators group in the Lockyer Valley, South-East Queensland, Australia and the Queensland government are currently working together to address over-exploitation of groun ....

Managing the NSW Marine Estate: Purpose, Underpinning Principles and Priority Setting

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Marine Estate Management Authority
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Almost six million people live within 50 kilometres of the NSW coastline. They and the rest of the NSW community plus the millions of domestic and international visitors enjoy the significant natural assets of the Marine Estate and generate billions of dollars each year for NSW and the Australian community. There are many varied commercial, ....

Marginal regions in discursive space: An examination of socio-economic conditions, development paths and spatial differentiation in the economic systems of the Canadian and Russian North

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Petrov, Andrey N.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494580707
  • Country: Canada, Russia

This dissertation is an effort to provide a new insight into the problem of regional development in remote areas under changing global and national political and economic conditions. It undertakes an assessment of shared economic histories, recent changes and future possibilities of socioeconomic prosperity and sustainability in margina ....

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