The Changing Role of Regional Organisation of Councils in Australia: Case Studies from Perth Metropolitan Region

Khan Shahed, Bhishna Bajracharya

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This chapter seeks to make a case for regional integration of urban governance at the local government level in Australia. Growing complexity of planning issues and changing community values require governments to constantly look for innovative formats of governance. There is a need to promote models of governance based on collaboration rather than competition between government entities. At the level of local government, collaborative partnerships that are sustainable can be reached between adjoining councils contributing as equals and driven by common values and the need to cooperate for better outcomes. By entering into voluntary agreements in the form of regional organisations of councils, an individual local council could enable itself to rise beyond solving problems regarding provision of services to its rate payers, to additionally take an active role in tackling higher level problems relating to regional development and sustainable development. This chapter describes the role played by regional organisations of councils in Australia in general, referring to a few case studies from Western Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific : Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities
EditorsBharat Dahiya, Ashok Das
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages93-116
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811367090
ISBN (Print)9789811367083
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2019

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NameAdvances in 21st Century Human Settlements
ISSN (Print)2198-2546
ISSN (Electronic)2198-2554

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Shahed, K., & Bajracharya, B. (2019). The Changing Role of Regional Organisation of Councils in Australia: Case Studies from Perth Metropolitan Region. In B. Dahiya, & A. Das (Eds.), New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific : Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities (pp. 93-116). (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_4
Shahed, Khan ; Bajracharya, Bhishna. / The Changing Role of Regional Organisation of Councils in Australia: Case Studies from Perth Metropolitan Region. New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific : Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities. editor / Bharat Dahiya ; Ashok Das. Singapore : Springer, 2019. pp. 93-116 (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements).
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New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific : Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities. ed. / Bharat Dahiya; Ashok Das. Singapore : Springer, 2019. p. 93-116 (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements).

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Shahed K, Bajracharya B. The Changing Role of Regional Organisation of Councils in Australia: Case Studies from Perth Metropolitan Region. In Dahiya B, Das A, editors, New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific : Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities. Singapore: Springer. 2019. p. 93-116. (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_4