Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7128
Title: Structural Reform of Local Government in Australia: A Sustainable Amalgamation Model for Country Councils
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian E (author); Goode, Stephen (author); Grant, Bligh (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2010.532979
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7128
Abstract: Council amalgamation has always been the major policy instrument for structural reform in Australian local government. While the Australian literature has spawned taxonomic attempts at classifying models of structural change in local government, a serious deficiency in this body of work has been the specification of amalgamation as an undifferentiated category embodying the unconditional merger of many small local authorities into a single larger entity. This paper seeks to remedy this problem by developing a model of sustainable amalgamation and contrasting it with unconditional amalgamation in using a stylised example derived from four existing Western Australian country shires contemplating consolidation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Space and Polity, 14(3), p. 289-304
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1470-1235
1356-2576
Field of Research (FOR): 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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