The Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney is a leading group of researchers and practitioners in the areas of public administration and policy, social research, stakeholder engagement, and leadership. We undertake applied social and behavioural and academic research, policy advisory, graduate education and professional development training.
The Institute team works closely and maintains extensive professional networks within the university and with governments; industry; not-for-profit and community based organisations across Australia and internationally.
The UTS Centre for Local Government is part of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, and continues to be a leader in local government research, teaching and advisory.
Professor Roberta Ryan is the Director of both the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and the UTS Centre for Local Government.
From 2009 to 2015 CLG hosted the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) as part of a consortium that included the Commonwealth Government, University of Canberra, the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Local Government Managers Australia, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, and program partners Charles Darwin University and Edith Cowan University. ACELG enjoyed significant success in advancing best practice in local government and encouraging the adoption of innovative practices and solutions. At the end of 2015 the Centre for Excellence came to a close, although a small number of ACELG projects were implemented throughout 2016 and 2017. ACELG project outcomes, relevant information and toolkits are hosted by UTS.
To learn more about us and our work, please see:
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Institute for Public Policy and Governance &
Centre for Local Government
University of Technology Sydney
PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia
UTS Tower Building, Level 21
Ultimo NSW 2007
Tel: +61 2 9514 7884