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The University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) is the leading university-based Centre in Australia delivering an extensive program of local government research, teaching and specialist consulting services. UTS:CLG is part of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG). 

It is an independent, cross-faculty centre within UTS and commenced operation in 1991 to support the advancement of Australian local government. It is now the largest Centre of its kind in Australia. 

UTS:CLG promotes a cooperative approach and maintains close ties with a large number of local government associations, professional institutes and academic bodies in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and globally. The Centre also works closely with local, state and federal government organisations.

UTS:CLG’s activities are diverse and include:

  • trans-disciplinary and comparative research about local government and local governance
  • a PhD program to support an on-going stream of contemporary research on key sectoral issues
  • postgraduate education including a Master of Local Government, a Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management and a number of Graduate Certificate courses
  • professional development, short courses and accreditation programs for local government professionals
  • specialist consultancy services for councils, government agencies and associated industry and professional bodies
  • international programs and development projects.

Reports and manuals

  • The 2015 UTS:CLG and ACELG Annual Report is available here.
  • UTS:IPPG, UTS:CLG and ACELG reports and manuals are available here.

UTS:CLG consultancy services

UTS:CLG is established as a specialist consulting service with a high standard of professional consulting practice. UTS:CLG consultancy is renowned for understanding the needs of local government and local communities across a range of complex strategic, planning and policy issues.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Governance and Leadership
  • Service Delivery
  • Community Engagement
  • Rural-remote and Indigenous local government
  • International Alliances
  • Social Planning
  • Service Delivery Reviews
  • Environmental Management
  • Asset and Infrastructure Management
  • Corporate Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Development
  • Social Research


Contact details

Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG)/
Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG)
University of Technology Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Visiting address:
UTS Tower Building, Level 21
15 Broadway
Ultimo NSW 2007
Tel: +61 2 9514 7884
Fax: +61 2 9514 2274

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