Local Government - Working with Communities Induction Guide

Brand New Resource in 2016!

The Community Managers Network is pleased to offer this free online induction kit for those new to community development and community services in local government or those wanting to gain personal growth in this area.

It features a range of easy to digest information about what’s involved in working with communities through a local government lens and references several excellent online resources that are easily accessed by web-links to take the reader straight from the resource to up-to-date videos, articles and other items.

We hope you find it useful to your professional growth in local government!

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Please Note:
Versions Published:
Version 1.0, Published April 2016
Research funded and managed by Local Government Community Managers Network SA (Network of Local Government Professionals Australia, SA)
Author: Fiona Verity
Layout: Mathilde F. Thorsen
Induction Guide Reference Group:
Reg Budarick, Ros Edwards, Tracy Johnstone, Cam Opie, Shane Thompson, Caro Mader and Bronwyn Webster.

This document has been created for the benefit of those who work within local government and related sectors.
Whereby parts of, or all of the document, are used, appropriate acknowledgement is expected.

Citation: Verity, Fiona. Local Government - Working With Communities. Adelaide: Local Government Professionals SA Community Managers Network, 2016. Accessed Online at www.lgprofessionalssa.org.au

Copyright 2016 LG Professionals SA Community Managers Network

In order to ensure our document remains as current and correct as is practical, please provide any suggested updates to connect@lgprofessionalssa.org.au
Disclaimer: The Author, funders and the contributors to this document cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred as a result of the use of, reliance on, or interpretation of this material. 


Chapter Three entitled ‘Community development in Local Government’ is a shorter version of a research paper prepared by Fiona Verity for the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia. The City of Onkaparinga’s support for this paper to be reproduced is acknowledged.

Case Examples: Whitmore Square Community Garden-Caro Mader; Mid Murray Council-Shane Thompson.

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