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Local Government Capacity Building

Last updated: 16/03/2017 6:49 PM
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The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) supports local governments to increase their capacity to govern effectively and sustainably. DLGC is leading the development and implementation of the State Government's agenda for local government reform, enabling local governments to deliver better services, reduce bureaucracy and provide cost savings through economies of scale.

Providing assistance to local governments through integrated planning and reporting is another priority area for DLGC. DLGC supports local governments to meet the regulatory requirements for the development of their strategic community and corporate business plans, with the publication of guidelines and advisory standards.  It also provides training programs, funding and advice. This ensures the activities of local governments are aligned with the aspirations of their community.

Capacity building programs

The Department of Local Government and Communities is offering a range of new capacity building programs to support local governments from 2016 through to 2018.  

Country Local Government Capacity Building Program

Additional funding of $5.4 million has been provided through the Royalties for Regions Country Local Government Fund for the Department of Local Government and Communities' (DLGC's) Local Government Capacity Building Program for country local governments during 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The program comprises five initiatives.  It will assist country local governments to continue to: 

  • build their capacity and capability in key strategic and operational areas
  • improve governance, transparency and accountability and mitigate risk across their operations
  • build partnerships with local community sector organisations to achieve innovative and integrated local solutions, improved service delivery and tangible outcomes for communities.

Quick links to free workshops for local government staff:

​For managers​For young employees (under 30 years old)​For elected members
Building strong and successful communities Developing leaders for the futureBuilding strong and successful communities
Service delivery and levels of service

Metropolitan Local Government Capacity Building Program

Funded and delivered by DLGC, the Metropolitan Local Government Capacity Building Program will improve local government service delivery, community planning and partnerships, and support the professional development of young people working in local governments across the Perth metropolitan area.

The initiative will support local governments across the Perth metropolitan area to:

  • build their capacity and capability in strategic and operational areas
  • attract and retain younger employees
  • strengthen partnerships with the community
  • support the development and expansion of community services and infrastructure.

Quick links to free workshops for local government staff:

​For managers​For young employees (under 30 years old)​For elected members
Building strong and successful communitiesDeveloping leaders for the futureBuilding strong and successful communities
Service delivery and levels of service