March 24, 2023
We're proud to feature an insightful foreword from Dominic Natoli, Head of Local Government at Commonwealth Bank
To generate the report, we reached out to over 200 local government leaders in order to uncover how COVID has impacted local communities, and the measures LGA leadership undertook to adapt to these effects, including:
- The key innovations and strategies implemented by leading councils across Australia.
- Case studies from CEO, media managers, transformation managers and more
- Recommendations for reducing the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on residents
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The Victorian Minister for Local Government, Shaun Leane, has introduced legislation into Parliament to help define ratepayer financial hardship policies for councils. “We know that many Victorians are doing it tough and that’s why we are working to reform the rating system,” said Minister Leane.
A How-To-Guide First it was COVID, now it is a double dose of inflation & interest rates causing a new wave of hardship for Australian ratepayers. According to a new survey conducted by NAB, 20% of Australians have been unable to pay their mortgage or a critical bill at least once during the last three months. As stress mounts, the challenging part for local government leaders is knowing exactly how “big” this problem actually is within their local community.
The City of Unley is a local government area located directly south of the Adelaide central business district. Known for having some of the most lush suburbs in all of Australia, this was further evidenced when the region became one of only three Australian towns designated as a “Tree City of the World” by the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization.