Other Resources

For a listing of useful websites, click here.

For a listing of the State Local Government Associations, click here.

To access discussion papers, reports, submissions and guidelines prepared by LGAT, click here.

To find out more about Local Government including the legislation that impacts on councils, click here.

To access Tasmania's Local Government careers website, click here.

To access Tasmania's own directory of businesses and suppliers to Local Government, click here.

Good Ideas for Council Employees

Australia Business Arts Foundation
Provides information and training to skill up council officers for increased connection between the arts and Local Government.

Bushfire Management and Domestic Fire Safety
A range of publications on fire safety including the Guidelines for Development in Bushfire Prone Areas of Tasmania

Connecting Local Government
Examples of successful resource sharing arrangements among Western Australian councils.

Event Management Handbook
Through the Events Tasmania website, access the Regional Events Management Handbook for a comprehensive overview of what needs to be considered in the event planning process.

Fostering Sustainable Behaviour
Information on how to use community-based social marketing to design and evaluate programs to foster sustainable behavior.

GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant Australian Government grants for community projects.

Guide to Leading Practice in Local Government
An online guide providing information on more than 2000 projects submitted by local government to the National Awards for Local Government from 1997-2004. Contact information is included for all entries.

Guide to Youth Participation in Local Government
Developed in Tasmania for Tasmanian councils, provides youth participation tools and case studies.

IDeA Knowledge
IDeA Knowledge delivers news and examples of good practice from councils across England and Wales and offers a range of tools and services.

ICLEI Australia and New Zealand
Local Governments for sustainability.

Local Government Directory
Compiled by the Local Government Division. A who's who and what's what.

Local Government Focus
National Local Government online newspaper.

NRM Toolkit
Tasmania's NRM Toolkit for Local Government.

People and Performance
LGPerformance Tasmania principal trainer, Andrew Reimer, shares his tips for better communication, team work and increased productivity.

Planning for an Ageing Community
Latest news and updates about population ageing issues.

Quality Part-time Work in Local Government
Produced in Victoria (MAV) this guide for councils explains how to provide quality part-time work opportunities for council employees and therefore attract and retain skilled workers who have family responsibilities.

Social Media Policy Template for Councils
The LGAT/LGMA Social Media Policy is no longer current.  LGAT Members should be using the Workplace Behaviours Toolkit's Communications Policy which incorporates Social Media where required.  This Policy is on the LGAT Extranet in the HR Section.

 Tasmanian Government  Office
Use this site for information on Australian Government grants and funding programs.

Tasmania's Population Website
A demographic profile for each of Tasmania's Local Government Councils.

Resources to assist with planning for a reduction in car usage through alternative travel strategies.

United Cities and Local Governments
For a truly international perspective. United Cities and Local Governments is the global voice of cities and the main Local Government partner of the United Nations. A gateway to relevant information on local government across the world.

Workforce Survey
Report on Tasmanian Local Government Workforce