Briefing to the incoming government
2 December 2023
Local government plays a crucial role in complementing and enhancing central government.
30 November 2023
Local democracy must be seen to be open, transparent and fair for people to have trust in democratic institutions.
Elected Members' Census
28 November 2023
The profile of people elected at the 2022 local government elections.
Local government parental leave policy
18 January 2023
We developed the following template policies on child-care allowances and parental leave.
The case for councils being community housing providers
19 May 2022
A background paper outlining options to support councils playing more of a role in meeting social housing needs.
Communications in the pre-election period
25 May 2021
This guidance sets out principles and guidelines for local authorities and their members.
Spatial Planning Can Improve Housing Affordability
30 April 2021
We developed an approach to spatial planning that supports the overarching goal of housing affordability.
Review of Land Information Memorandums: Achieving best practice
26 February 2021
This report provides a summary of the merits of a national Land Information Memorandum (“LIM”) template.
How elected members feel about their time in local government
6 January 2021
“Rewarding, interesting, frustrating" - A survey on how elected members feel about their time in local government.
Community engagement on climate change adaptation
10 August 2020
We collaborated with three councils on climate change-affected communities.
Local Government Funding and Financing
1 April 2020
Our view on the Productivity Commission’s findings and recommendations.
Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Metrics for the Regional Sector
3 February 2020
CESIG commissioned independent analysis of CME metrics for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 years.