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This update brings together advice, toolkits and templates to help councils regardless of size with assessing the services they provide for local communities. The Manual meets an increasing need from within the sector for practical guidance in undertaking service delivery reviews that are consistent with current local governance practice and processes. Read more>>

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.

This update brings together advice, toolkits and templates to help councils regardless of size with assessing the services they provide for local communities. The Manual meets an increasing need from within the sector for practical guidance in undertaking service delivery reviews that are consistent with current local governance practice and processes
UTS:CLG has been engaged by the State Library of NSW to provide assistance with a project to explore and recommend regional management models for NSW public libraries.
UTS: CLG designed this year's LGMA challenge task and facilitated sessions at Regional Challenge days in NSW. Centre staff are also responsible for the design and facilitation of the Australasian Finals in June.
A new ACELG report about the value of local government to all Australians was launched at the Australian Local Government Association 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government.