Under the terms of the LGA’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Minister for Finance, the LGA must annually consult with Councils to identify "priority areas for research and development" in the coming financial year.
For this purpose the Local Government Research and Development Scheme will prepare an Annual Business Plan 2018-19, after receiving input from Councils.
This is not an invitation to submit applications for research funding. Such applications will be invited in mid-2018.
Rather this is an opportunity help prioritise one or more topics or fields of potential research in 2018-19.
Suggestions of topics for inclusion in the Local Government Research & Development Scheme 2018-19 Annual Business Plan should be forwarded to Shane Sody firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 December 2017.