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Title: Spontaneous Structural Reform in Australian Local Government: the case of the Gilgandra Co-operative Model in New South Wales
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author); Moppett, W (author); Crase, L (author)
Publication Date: 2006
DOI: 10.1080/00049180600954807
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Abstract: Dire financial constraints and the threats of forced structural reform have had the unforeseen effect of forcing municipal councils across Australia to reconsider their operational activities and organisational arrangements. With considerable ingenuity, numerous municipalities have proposed and sometimes adopted new structural formations that embody various forms of co-operative service provision. This remarkable development has unfortunately been largely ignored in the scholarly literature on Australian local government. In a modest effort aimed at remedying this neglect, the present paper seeks to outline the small, rural New South Wales Gilgandra Shire Council's (2004) 'Co-operative/Local Government Service Company' model, place it in the broader context of alternative models of local governance suitable for Australian conditions, and evaluate its characteristics.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Geographer, 37(3), p. 395-409
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of Publication: Australia / United Kingdom
ISSN: 0004-9182
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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