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The Strategic Week (no. 7, Thursday 4 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance Accusations and money fly in NSW council merger fight … The consultation process for NSW local government amalgamations has been described as a “dog’s breakfast” and a “farce” by a number of local government leaders, according to media reports. … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 6, Friday 29 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance GSC embarks on Sydney’s “great new experiment” in planning – but will it survive the roads lobby? The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) officially started work on 27 January 2016. The Sydney Morning Herald in an editorial described the GSC as a … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 5, Thursday 21 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance IPART seeks to reduce regulatory burden on NSW councils… The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on 49 recommendations to reduce the regulatory burdens that the NSW Government imposes on local government contained in a just-released draft … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 4, Friday 15 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the first edition of The Strategic Week for 2016 – and apologies for the delay in this edition which was meant to appear last week. This edition also covers the period since the appearance of TSW 3 on … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 3, Friday 18 December 2015) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Introduction Because of today’s announcement of the NSW local government mergers this edition of “The Strategic Week” is being released a day later than usual and the lead item on the mergers is also longer than normal. There is also … Continue reading

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Sydney Metro – the new poles and wires, and where to for Labor’s transport policies?

For better or for worse, the State Government’s recent victory on power assets means it has both the power and the financial resources to fundamentally reshape Sydney’s public transport infrastructure for the next 30 to 50 years. So instead of continuing my series … Continue reading

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Local Government Growing Regional Australia report launched

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) have just launched a report I co-authored with Dr Robyn Morris and Lucinda Molloy on local government’s role in building strong and sustainable regional capitals and regions. The report, Local … Continue reading

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Revitalising Local Government: Panel recommends new regional structures (part 3: comments and conclusions)

This is the third in a series of posts about the recently-released NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel’s final report Revitalising Local Government. In my first post I provided a brief overview of section 11 of the report which deals … Continue reading

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Revitalising Local Government: Panel recommends new regional structures (part 2: state-local cooperation and strategic planning)

This is the second in a series of posts about the recently-released NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel’s final report Revitalising Local Government. In my last post I provided a brief overview of section 11 of the report which deals … Continue reading

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Revitalising Local Government: Panel recommends new regional structures (part 1)

I indicated in my previous post on the release of the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel’s final report Revitalising Local Government that I intended to provide a summary of the report’s key findings and recommendations, especially in relation to … Continue reading

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