An investigation into options for Developers, Designers, Surveyors and South Australian Councils to implement the Asset Design & As Constructed (ADAC) framework and data specification for fast digital lodgement of infrastructure asset design and as-constructed data. Benefits include a large reduction in time checking designs and manually keying asset information plus more accurate financial forecasts and planning for asset management.
Allocation to use the Scheme funds to manage its operations. Funds are used to remunerate the Executive Officer, for printing, distribution of information, marketing, clerical support and other administrative matters.
Forwarding research into alternative means of providing funding to councils for local (on-the-ground) delivery of Regional Adaptation Plan priorities.
A comparative analysis between SA and NSW local government to determine whether almost four decades of municipal tax limits in NSW had produced any measurable differences in equity, sustainability or efficiency relative to SA
Revision of the Model Financial Statements for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 financial years
To demonstrate how councils can achieve economic development objectives within existing organisational frameworks and work towards a resource-efficient and strategic approach to local economic development.
A simplified version of IPWEA's Asset Management for Small Rural or Remote Communities
To support the operation of the LGA’s Audit Committee for the 2016/2017 year.
Cost-effective solutions are required for investment in low emissions technologies (the driver being the requirement to affect the changeover to more efficient LED streetlights).
Contribution to the development of the operational framework from the scheme.
LGA Board resolution 21 Nov 2013 BO211113/8.6 That the LGA Board endorses, subject to SAFECOM receiving appropriate funding, an allocation of $50,000 from the LGR&DS as an LGA contribution to the SA Bushfire Management Planning Program. The Bushfire Management Planning program introduces a systematic risk based process that identifies and maps assets at risk from bushfire to inform the preparation of Bushfire Management Area Plans (BMAPs) for the State.
To pilot the utilisation of business analytic skills in the development and delivery of LGA strategic objectives.
To develop a Code of Practice for the conduct of CEO appraisals in consultation with consultants, Councils and the LGMA.
To develop a coordinated LG approach to climate change to enable a logical and confident move towards:
- adapting to the long term physical impact of climate change
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint
- providing much needed leadership and capacity building to manage climate change risk and opportunity.
The project will be conducted in 2 parts: 1) The development of resources and tools to assist Councils perform the function of mitigating the impact of disasters on their communities as specified in s 7(d) of the LG Act such as: Incident management protocols; Inter-Council resource protocols; Community recovery planning resources; and Review of i-Responda. 2) the promotion to Councils of the existence of the resources
Development of a template for Local Government disaster recovery planning in South Australia which can be adapted to suit local needs. 2) Development of a District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Community Disaster Recovery Plan.
Improving the risk assessment and decision making processes of councils long-term financial planning.
A framework (based on existing Authorised Persons framework) to support environmental health teams meet human resources needs and raise team standards following recent significant legislative changes impacting on the environmental health business unit.
Preparation of a single Regional Strategic Plan with an agreed vision and regional priorities endorsed by regional organisations and the three spheres of government.
Leverage of funding from the Federal Government to maximise opportunities for low emissions investment.
Financial Sustainability research & advice, including on expected proposals that would impact on rate revenue.
To roll out a program of projects and activities, to address the recommendations of the Financial Sustainability Inquiry.
To continue the development of flexible, on-line training delivery that meets the needs of member councils.
Research needs of "Council of the Future" & "Boundary Reform/Regional Governance" & "LGA Board Governance".
To collate a state-wide fees and charges list and obtain a GST Class Ruling from the ATO for the application of all collated fees and charges.
to develop guidelines for Councils to plan climate change actions and identify monitoring needs.
To support local leadership groups with planning, research and analysis, consultation, and development of a suite of resources that Local Government can use to support evidence-based population planning to address the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families.
The sector is now faced with having to review its role in the delivery of Human Services and seek alternative funding sources to continue to deliver community outcomes.
To review the price implications of required capital investment recovery on participating Council CWMS and water supply businesses.
To provide guidance for civil infrastructure works undertaken by Councils and developers, to assist in standardising development submissions and expedite Councils' engineering approvals.
Administrative support for the State-Local Government Infrastructure Investment Partnership
To develop a set of aide-memiore for i-Responda trained Councils & Council staff to use during emergencies that are mobile friendly and can be installed on a phone or mobile device for easy access during an emergency
Create a resource & contact management system to enhance the i-Responda program
To develop a Local Government Leadership Competency Framework against which training and development needs and gaps can be mapped.
to develop a scoping document, for use in discussions with the Premier and Minister for Local Government on the scope for State/Local Government Reform; including proposals for (a) Legislative change; (b) Support programs for Councils; (c) intergovernmental reforms; and
(d) other initiatives
To position local government for the future by achieving a common alignment of the more than 11,000 strong local government workforce.
To continue and extend outreach services to the existing five regions as well as now including the Spencer Gulf Cities LGA for the year 2016/17.
A project to support the exploration of issues identified in the Excellence Expert Panel's final report. These issues include:
*Models and arrangements for regional structures and partnerships including functions, roles and responsibilities
*Intergovernmental relationships and machinery of government considerations and implementation
*Financial sustainability and accountability
*Training and capacity building
*Community governance including the role of council committees and other structures and technologies
To create long-term brand awareness for Local Government to reinforce engagement by communities with Councils, to support Council efforts in this area
Review and update of LTFP Model for South Australian Councils
To undertake a formal requirements analysis and technical design of an across-Council facility booking application for Local Government, a feasibility study into developing the product and the development of a non-functional prototype
To provide Councils with the necessary tools and enablers to be able to administer and implement the new planning reforms.
This project is required to support Local Government's engagement with the State Government during the implementation of Planning Reform.
Since production of the LGAP Procurement Handbook in 2012 Councils have increasingly requested a more operationally focussed manual that builds in more detail on the handbook. The manual will act as a "standard" which all Councils will follow but allow them the flexibility to use specific to their needs policies and procedures as appropriate.
A scoping study into the issues, options, costs and benefits associated with the realignment of the Hills rail corridor.
Funding to enable annual 'capacity building' allocations to be made to each of the Regional LGAs and the Metropolitan LG Group.
to determine the ability of aquifer substrates to remove selected chemicals of concern from stormwater injectant, contributing to the management of risk prior to reuse.
To assess the institutional and resources implications of Local Government undertaking full administration of the Environment Protection Act 1993 in relation to non-licensed premises.
To develop an alternative support for councils to manage complaints under the council members' code of conduct
To review the framework in the Better Practice Model, Financial Internal Controls and to build on learnings from internal controls opinions provided by auditors.
In 2016-17 the State Government is undertaking the review of the Food Regulations 2002 as well as introducing a voluntary food safety rating program. This project will look at research needed for these reviews.
To identify the specific impacts of the rubble royalty payment on council road networks in making the business case for removal.
Audit of all current shared services arrangements between councils and subsequent economic modelling to quantify efficiencies achieved and productivity improvements.
Develop new materials based on legislative changes and to modify existing emergency management & i-Responda resources so that they reflect the new arrangements.
Development of a procurement policy based on local economic development objectives.
Data analysis to identify the comparative advantages of council areas or regional LGAs to enable targeted investment attraction strategies to grow clusters and identify opportunities for economic diversification.
A business case study of alternative arrangements, which might permit some street lighting (and other services) to be provided while bypassing or minimising SAPN’s proposed SLUOS charges.
Using a Participatory Action Research approach, and with significant design consultation with the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network, develop an evaluation toolkit for Suicide Prevention Networks.
To undertake research, develop policies, guidelines, templates and toolkits to implement positive reform that is in the interest of councils and communities.
How provision of toilets influences the well being of different demographic groups outside of their homes; a qualitative investigation and field survey
This project has undertaken research into methods for Councils to achieve best value returns for investment in tourism and events. The full range of flow-on economic and social impacts will be considered in the scoping research.
To conduct international research on defining, ascribing value to, and articulating social outcomes to inform development of a toolkit to support evidence-based decision making and statements of social return regarding the community initiatives of SA councils.
Delivery of a program to build the capacity of practitioners and other stakeholders to implement water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in South Australia.