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Background material and useful links

A range of background and research papers were made available to participants in the D2036 workshop.  If you would like a copy of any of these papers, please email your request to or call us on (02) 4428 4100.

  • Modernisation – it’s our time, Address to Shires Association of NSW Annual Conference 2011, Hon Don Page MP, Minister for Local Government, 1 June 2011
  • Minister for Local Government, Press Release – Minister praises councils’ cooperation (27 June 2011)
  • Circular to councils 11/10 – Watershed Planning Event – Local Government - Destination 2036
  • Collaborative Arrangements between Councils, Survey Report, Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet, June 2011
  • Snapshot of NSW Councils, Comparative Information on NSW Local Government Councils 2008/09, Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Candidates and councillors 2008, Report on the survey of Local Government Elected Members and Candidates for elections held in September 2008, Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Population, Housing and Transport Indicators for NSW, NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service, 2011
  • NSW Climate Impact Profile, NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (2010)
  • New South Wales State and Regional Population Projections, 2006-2036, Department of Planning (2008)
  • Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036, Department of Planning (2010)
  • Meeting the Sea Change Challenge: Sea Change Communities in Coastal Australia, Gurran, Nicole, Squires, Caroline and Blakely, Ed University of Sydney, (2005)
  • Modernising Local Government, Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW
  • Getting Western Sydney Going: Financing the Infrastructure Needs of Western Sydney, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (2010)
  • National Regional Profile 2005-2009, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2031 (Cat. 3236.0), Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010
  • Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101 (Cat. 3222.0), Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008
  • Our Cities, Our Future: A National Urban Policy for a Productive, Sustainable and Liveable Future, Infrastructure Australia, 2011
  • Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities: A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia Commonwealth Department of the Environment, 2011
  • Consolidation in Local Government: A Fresh Look, Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government, 2011
  • The Henry Review of Australia's Future Tax System: Implications for Local Government, Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government, 2011
  • Paths for Women in Local Government: National Figures and Local Successes, UTS Centre for Local Government (2004)
  • Investing in Regions: Making a Difference, Grattan Institute, 2011
  • Auckland in Transition: Report of the Auckland Transition Agency, Auckland Transition Agency,
  • Background to Auckland's local government changes, Auckland Council
  • Decentralisation and the Localism Bill: An Essential Guide, UK Department for Communities and Local Government (2010),
  • State of Local Government in South Africa: Overview Report, South African Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (2009)


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