Research and Policy Foresight The objective of the research and policy foresight program is to support evidence-based policy formulation, promote informed debate on key policy issues and help address major challenges facing local government.

Governance and Strategic Leadership The objective of the program is to increase understanding of effective strategic leadership and to build the capacity of local government to achieve consistently high standards in leadership and governance.


Organisation Capacity Building The objective of the organisation capacity building program is to build local government capacity in key areas of planning, management and service delivery.

Rural-remote and Indigenous Local Government The objective of the Rural-Remote and Indigenous Local Government Program is to identify and address specific governance and capacity building issues facing rural, remote and Indigenous councils.

Workforce Development The objective of the workforce development program is to address specific skills shortages and gaps in the professional workforce, as well as broader requirements for enhanced expertise, and to establish local government as an employer of choice.