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The UTS Centre for Local Government (CLG) is the leading university-based Centre in Australia delivering an extensive program of local government research, teaching and specialist consulting services.

Our degree courses are developed after extensive local government consultation and are designed to make maximum benefit of the knowledge gained from the Centre's concurrent research and consultancy activities.

The Centre has a reputation for understanding the needs of local government and local communities across a range of complex strategic, planning and policy issues.

The Centre is actively involved in a wide variety of engagement activities with the local government sector both across Australia and internationally.


Alternative Solutions and Principles of Fire Engineering
31 July - 1 August 2014
Integrated Strategic Planning
13 August - 12 September 2014
Building Regulation
21 August - 19 September 2014
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government has just marked five years of operation, with more local government research partnerships planned.
Local government is the biggest employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but the Federal Budget has made it harder to maintain that position.
CLG is pleased to announce that it will have its first fully on-line short course available from the beginning of Spring semester this year. This first short course is Local Environmental Management and it will be available as a distance education unit, with an optional field visit.
ACELG has released a new resource to assist Australian councils with climate risk assessment and planning activities. Entitled Climate Adaptation Manual for Local Government: Embedding Resilience to Climate Change, the Manual highlights leading case studies and practical resources from Australian municipalities and overseas, and includes a step-by-step framework for effectively embedding climate risk into council operations.