Working Together: State and Local Government Engagement Policy Project
State and Local governments seek to encourage greater and more effective collaboration between the two sectors to achieve the best outcomes for the South Australian community.
Working Together: State and Local government Engagement Policy project
The Working Together: State and Local government Engagement Policy project (SLGEPP) sought to strengthen collaboration through identifying and understanding the barriers and facilitators to engagement, and developing an approach to address these. This work built on the State Government Better Together and Working Together initiatives and existing State and Local government protocols.
The SLGEPP was a collaboration between the Department for Health and Wellbeing and number of agencies including:
- Office of Local Government, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
- Planning and Development, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
- Local Government Association (LGA)
with support from Cabinet Office, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Joined-up Policy Champions
A key intent of the SLGEPP was to gain insight into staff members’ experiences and critiques of engagement and collaboration between the two sectors of government, and the current and past processes that have supported or limited this. The information was gathered through three different methods:
- An electronic survey was distributed via various networks across State and Local government and received 160 Local government sector (including Local Government Association) responses and 145 State Government responses.
- Three case studies of engagement between State and Local government were developed, highlighting the learnings to be drawn from those experiences.
- A workshop of 40 State and Local government representatives reviewed the findings from the survey and the case studies and explored the emerging themes and the strategies.
Summarises the governance, processes and outcomes of the SLGEPP (PDF 1MB).
Summarises the findings of the electronic survey (PDF 1MB).