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