Council culture paper
A discussion paper on local government was released yesterday,
The paper was commissioned under the State Government's Local Government Culture Project earlier this year and the paper will guide discussions about practical methods to improve culture at Victorian councils.
Three main themes have been identified for discussion including ‘role, responsibilities and supporting mechanisms’, ‘councillor journey’ and ‘dispute resolution and resolving conflict’.
The Local Government Culture Project will promote a more positive environment at councils, create more representative councils, improve governance and enhance public trust.
This work has been undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in partnership with eminent academics Professor Graham Sansom, Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney, and Professor Anona Armstrong AM, Emeritus Professor at the Victoria University College of Law and Justice.
Feedback on the discussion paper is open until February 28 2022. To read the discussion paper and make a submission visit localgovernment.vic.gov.au.