The big questions

How can local government both transform itself and protect services to meet the immediate challenges of funding, demographics and expectations?

Local government is one of the building blocks of our society and it is under unprecedented strain. In fact, we are asking even more of it now, just as resources are becoming more stretched. We must enable it to thrive as it touches the lives of everyone, every single day.

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How can local government maximise community impact from its limited resources?

Councils need to ensure that they are prioritising measures that will create the greatest impact and lining up all of the organisation’s resources behind the things that matter most.

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How do public services combine resources to best effect to deliver better services and outcomes for communities?

Public services are merging, sharing services and integrating in many different ways. Government policy is actively encouraging increased scale and greater pooling of resources, but what really works?

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How can we re-imagine the role of communities to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on the state?

Communities are at the heart of the answer, but what is the best way to enable communities and help them be more self-sufficient?

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Does ‘change management’ as we know it need to adapt to an increased pace of change?

In our dynamic society, change is not slowing down. Can organisations keep pace or do we need to find ways of equipping them to change rapidly?

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