The Governance Advisory Service provides advice and support to Queensland councils on core governance policies, approaches and practices.
The Governance Advisor will assist councils develop and refine core governance policies, procedures and practices to meet their individual needs. This assistance can be as limited as a health check on the suite of policies in place or extend to the development and implementation of core governance policies and guidelines across council.
The three key aims of this two-year funded position is to support Queensland local Governments in:
This isn’t a one size fits all approach, with the objective to create a suite of templates and guides to support councils and improve awareness and importance of good governance practices.
This position has been created because we know the benefits of good governance practices, policies and procedures include:
Contact the LGMA Governance Advisor, Liza Perrett, on
Phone: +61 7 3063 0688
The Department has launched LG Central which is your Local Government Knowledge Centre.
All tools and templates will be located on LG Central, the new 'one stop shop’ for accessing information including policies, best practice guidelines, checklists, templates, FAQs and online training
LG Central’s Governance Advisory Service page is currently under development, use the link above to access your tools.
Accessing LG Central
If you don't have an account, please contact your council's CEO or Director or equivalent delegated officer to request access, then email this to LGCentral@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au
Using and navigating LG Central
To locate the material you are searching you have several options. There are instructions within LG Central, however you can use the search bar on topic (top left corner) or you can use the icons/links to navigate to your intended location. NB: Most links to LG Central will most likely take you to the front page, so navigation or searching will be required.
If you cannot find what you are looking for and/or have suggestions for improved functionality, please email LGCentral@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au. You can also contact the Governance Advisor who will pass on your feedback and suggestions.
This position is funded, for two years, by the Department of Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, who will have a positive and encouraging role in promoting and supporting this service.
The service is offered at minimal cost to councils for those who receive direct onsite support..
To manage the limited resource, a methodology to prioritise interested councils has been developed. The levels of service have been determined based on a process of acknowledging a council’s gaps and support required. Refer to the FAQ’s for more information.
Other opportunities for collaboration are also being identified to progress associated work and other governance activities – refer to the FAQ’s Inclusions and Exclusions below for more information.