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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.

ACELG has compiled Australia's first, extensive profile of the local government workforce. The report confirms that local government is an Australian powerhouse, punching above its weight in terms of its contribution to the nation's economy and social fabric, particularly in regional, rural and remote Australia.
CLG Associate Professor Alan Morris's book on in-depth interviewing will be available in June 2015. The book, published by SAGE, provides a practical introduction to all aspects of conducting a study based on semi-structured in-depth interviews.
Australia’s first comprehensive and most rigorous survey of community attitudes to local government in Australia. This research has never been conducted before and is a landmark piece of research on local government.
Help us "Re-imagine Local Government" in an intensive two-day, university accredited Master Class, 20-21 April 2015. Hear from Associate Professor Roberta Ryan; the Hon. Frank Sartor AO; Councillor Col Murray, Mayor of Tamworth; Dr Shane Silcox, CEO City of Melville; John Comrie, Former Head SA Local Government Association and other notable speakers.