Allocation to use the Scheme funds to manage its operations. Funds are used to remunerate the Executive Officer, for printing, distribution of information, marketing, clerical support and other administrative matters.
Forwarding research into alternative means of providing funding to councils for local (on-the-ground) delivery of Regional Adaptation Plan priorities.
Develop a training pathway offering Elected Members the opportunity to upgrade the current mandatory Elected Member Training Standard to the national qualification of 'Elected Member Skill Set'.
A comparative analysis between SA and NSW local government to determine whether almost four decades of municipal tax limits in NSW had produced any measurable differences in equity, sustainability or efficiency relative to SA
Revision of the Model Financial Statements for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 financial years
To demonstrate how councils can achieve economic development objectives within existing organisational frameworks and work towards a resource-efficient and strategic approach to local economic development.
Cost-effective solutions are required for investment in low emissions technologies (the driver being the requirement to affect the changeover to more efficient LED streetlights).
Review and revise the LGA’s Authorised Persons web pages to assist councils with managing authorisations under a range of statutes.
Contribution to the development of the operational framework from the scheme.
LGA Board resolution 21 Nov 2013 BO211113/8.6 That the LGA Board endorses, subject to SAFECOM receiving appropriate funding, an allocation of $50,000 from the LGR&DS as an LGA contribution to the SA Bushfire Management Planning Program. The Bushfire Management Planning program introduces a systematic risk based process that identifies and maps assets at risk from bushfire to inform the preparation of Bushfire Management Area Plans (BMAPs) for the State.
To pilot the utilisation of business analytic skills in the development and delivery of LGA strategic objectives.
To develop a Code of Practice for the conduct of CEO appraisals in consultation with consultants, Councils and the LGMA.
Aspects of existing guidance to be updated include:
* Synthesis of current coastal adaptation tools (and ID of relevant info); * Climate projections (issues and threats); * Responsibilities and limitations; * Policy options; * Decision making pathways; * Financial modelling guidelines; * Decision support tool
(A) Develop Elected Member Training in Community Engagement including understanding of the practices and techniques (face-to-face and on line) that support sustainable outcomes; and (B) Provide a tool to measure the outcome of community engagement on annual budget preparation.
Develop a sector-wide Community Wellbeing Monitor to contribute to shaping the work of the Community Wellbeing Alliance (under development with SA Health); inform Regional Public Health Planning requirements, and be a resource for State and Local Governments to understand SA community wellbeing.
To develop a coordinated LG approach to climate change to enable a logical and confident move towards:
- adapting to the long term physical impact of climate change
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint
- providing much needed leadership and capacity building to manage climate change risk and opportunity.
The project will be conducted in 2 parts: 1) The development of resources and tools to assist Councils perform the function of mitigating the impact of disasters on their communities as specified in s 7(d) of the LG Act such as: Incident management protocols; Inter-Council resource protocols; Community recovery planning resources; and Review of i-Responda. 2) the promotion to Councils of the existence of the resources
Development of a template for Local Government disaster recovery planning in South Australia which can be adapted to suit local needs. 2) Development of a District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Community Disaster Recovery Plan.
Enable EARS (Emergency Assessment Reporting System) to push data in real time to State disaster damage assessment platform
To extend 'e-learning development' for another 12 months to deliver high quality, flexible online training programs specific to LG needs, with benefits in: (a) Reduced travel and out-of-office time; (b) Reduced costs, (c) Self-paced training; (d) Relevant and engaging methodology; (e) Available 24x7
Improving the risk assessment and decision making processes of councils long-term financial planning.
A framework (based on existing Authorised Persons framework) to support environmental health teams meet human resources needs and raise team standards following recent significant legislative changes impacting on the environmental health business unit.
Obtain an understanding of population trends in SA, to inform planning policies. This is particularly relevant for regional councils, where depopulation is leading to reduction in services, jobs and community wellbeing.
Preparation of a single Regional Strategic Plan with an agreed vision and regional priorities endorsed by regional organisations and the three spheres of government.
Leverage of funding from the Federal Government to maximise opportunities for low emissions investment.
Financial Sustainability research & advice, including on expected proposals that would impact on rate revenue.
Research needs of "Council of the Future" & "Boundary Reform/Regional Governance" & "LGA Board Governance".
To collate a state-wide fees and charges list and obtain a GST Class Ruling from the ATO for the application of all collated fees and charges.
to develop guidelines for Councils to plan climate change actions and identify monitoring needs.
The sector is now faced with having to review its role in the delivery of Human Services and seek alternative funding sources to continue to deliver community outcomes.
To review the price implications of required capital investment recovery on participating Council CWMS and water supply businesses.
To develop a set of aide-memiore for i-Responda trained Councils & Council staff to use during emergencies that are mobile friendly and can be installed on a phone or mobile device for easy access during an emergency
Create a resource & contact management system to enhance the i-Responda program
To develop a Local Government Leadership Competency Framework against which training and development needs and gaps can be mapped.
To enable the LGA to meet its statutory and best practice obligations for local government elections scheduled for November 2018 The project will also respond to recommendations set out in the 2016 Review of the LGA’s 2014 Local Government Election Processes.
To pursue a common alignment of the 11,000 strong local government workforce, with specialist IR/HR advice. To obtain legal advice on how existing industrial instruments (State Awards & council enterprise agreements) might be migrated to a Sector wide agreement.
To continue and extend outreach services to the existing five regions as well as now including the Spencer Gulf Cities LGA for the year 2016/17.
Continue, for another 12 months, the LGA's Outreach Services Program to regional Local Government Associations
Continue the LGA Schemes Review governance arrangements, in three key areas being: (a) review of the Finity Batt Report to determine matters for discussion; (b) define and implement change strategy; and (c) develop and implement a suite of improved governance arrangements in line with Finity Batt and Auditor General Reports
A project to support the exploration of issues identified in the Excellence Expert Panel's final report. These issues include:
*Models and arrangements for regional structures and partnerships including functions, roles and responsibilities
*Intergovernmental relationships and machinery of government considerations and implementation
*Financial sustainability and accountability
*Training and capacity building
*Community governance including the role of council committees and other structures and technologies
To create long-term brand awareness for Local Government to reinforce engagement by communities with Councils, to support Council efforts in this area
Review and update of LTFP Model for South Australian Councils
To undertake a formal requirements analysis and technical design of an across-Council facility booking application for Local Government, a feasibility study into developing the product and the development of a non-functional prototype
To provide Councils with the necessary tools and enablers to be able to administer and implement the new planning reforms.
This project is required to support Local Government's engagement with the State Government during the implementation of Planning Reform.
Since production of the LGAP Procurement Handbook in 2012 Councils have increasingly requested a more operationally focussed manual that builds in more detail on the handbook. The manual will act as a "standard" which all Councils will follow but allow them the flexibility to use specific to their needs policies and procedures as appropriate.
A scoping study into the issues, options, costs and benefits associated with the realignment of the Hills rail corridor.
Funding to enable annual 'capacity building' allocations to be made to each of the Regional LGAs and the Metropolitan LG Group.
to determine the ability of aquifer substrates to remove selected chemicals of concern from stormwater injectant, contributing to the management of risk prior to reuse.
To assess the institutional and resources implications of Local Government undertaking full administration of the Environment Protection Act 1993 in relation to non-licensed premises.
Examine legislation to determine gaps that restrict the development of appropriate flood mitigation strategies. This will feed into the Flood Reform Taskforce and allow LG to present alternatives to meet stakeholder needs in managing flood and stormwater.
To identify the specific impacts of the rubble royalty payment on council road networks in making the business case for removal.
Develop new materials based on legislative changes and to modify existing emergency management & i-Responda resources so that they reflect the new arrangements.
Develop a strategic investment plan to predict and budget for damage to critical infrastructure as a result of extreme events and observed changes in the climate. Liaise with IPWEA to consider applicability to NAMS+
Development of a procurement policy based on local economic development objectives.
A business case study of alternative arrangements, which might permit some street lighting (and other services) to be provided while bypassing or minimising SAPN’s proposed SLUOS charges.
Using a Participatory Action Research approach, and with significant design consultation with the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network, develop an evaluation toolkit for Suicide Prevention Networks.
To undertake research, develop policies, guidelines, templates and toolkits to implement positive reform that is in the interest of councils and communities.
How provision of toilets influences the well being of different demographic groups outside of their homes; a qualitative investigation and field survey
To conduct international research on defining, ascribing value to, and articulating social outcomes to inform development of a toolkit to support evidence-based decision making and statements of social return regarding the community initiatives of SA councils.
Delivery of a program to build the capacity of practitioners and other stakeholders to implement water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in South Australia.