Local government (councils) provide a range of critical services and amenities to local communities, including transport, town planning, infrastructure, housing, waste management and general public services. Each local government must recognise and address not only local issues but also consider the impact of national and international affairs
There are 537 councils in Australia employing 194,000 people, which is nearly 10% of the total public sector (as at June 2018) and around 55% are regional, rural or remote councils. Local governments are under increasing pressure to achieve smart outcomes while still satisfying citizen and stakeholder expectations.
This fact sheet takes a look at the industry challenges in local government, such as:
- Managing change
- Rising demands on the workforce
and which ELMO solutions can help address these challenges.