Bruce has done a great submission on The Future of Local Government, and the need to learn from our actions – the good and the bad.
Proposed Recommendation; – ‘Learnings Reviews and Reports’:
I submit that the Local Government Reform Proposals should include a Recommendation that the Local Government Act include a requirement and protocols requiring Local Authorities to complete ‘Learnings Reviews and Reports’ on major projects. Timeframes for completion and publication requirements should be stipulated. Other protocols should include the need to review and comment on the extent and impact of community participation and co-design. This will ensure that capabilities within each community are enhanced and utilised – and should have a significant effect on increasing community resilience. Such benefits are vital as we approach the huge challenges of Climate Change.