Encouraging Innovation in Local Government

In his Dec 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda statement Prime Minister Turnbull said that ‘innovation is at the heart of a strong economy.’ Local government is also at the heart of our economy providing the infrastructure and services for Australians to develop and prosper.

This workshop is designed to empower local government to be a part of this innovation agenda by showing how to create a can-do innovative culture to address the challenges we face.

In this workshop Professor John Martin, an established local government researcher, will review his research on innovstion in Australian Local Government over the the last two decades, reflecting on the legacy of award winners from the Australian Government’s National Awards for Excellence in Local Government over this period.

What can we learn from these early innovation award winners and what can we do as elected members and managers to develop a culture of innovation in our council organisation?

For more information, please download Encouraging Innovation in Local Government (PDF, 43KB).