Innovation in local government: Defining the challenge, making the change

Mark EVANS, Chris AULICH, Anne Howard, Megan Peterson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


There are a number of key international drivers which are prompting local governments across the world
to re-consider the way they organise themselves, manage service delivery, work with stakeholders, engage
with citizens and hold themselves accountable. These drivers can be summarised as: changes in community
requirements of local government; changes in community attitudes towards local government; changing
central government expectations of local government; and, the changing nature of local government work
including the emergence of new partners in local governance. Of course these drivers are not confined to
local government but have had a significant impact on all levels of Australian government.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherAustralian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG)
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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