Improving Governance in Local Government
Governance Evaluator understands that strong governance is essential in local government, to deliver consistent, quality service outcomes for communities and drive the most effective and efficient use of rate payers’ funds. In a constantly evolving regulatory environment, organisational leaders must seek to continuously improve their governance effectiveness and fully understand and enact their roles and responsibilities.
Fully compliant with the Local Government Act, informed and comprehensively tested by a Local Government Think Tank of Mayors, Councillors, CEOs and senior officers, the Governance Evaluator Local Government content is specifically designed to support councillors and councils to build strong governance capability.
Strong governance is essential for local government. It ensures consistent, quality service outcomes for communities and drives the most effective and efficient use of rate payers’ funds.
Governance Evaluator has been specifically designed to support councillors and councils to build strong governance capability. It provides an engaging online process that is easy to use and easy to manage, with dashboards that clearly show the status of activity across the 9 key areas of good governance. Each of these modules aligns with the new Local Government Act and has been credibly tested by mayors, councillors, CEOs and senior officers. Governance Evaluator is the best system I have seen in my extensive involvement with local government.”
Lisa Mahood, former Mayor & Councillor, City of Wodonga
The Governance Evaluator content is based on good governance principles as outlined in the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (ASX 2007). The methodology is consistent with guidelines in the Australian Institute of Company Directors: Evaluating Board Performance: A guide for company directors (AICD 2006, 2011).
The content is compliant with the ASIC, Corporations Act (2001), and the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DWELP). The financial content has been informed by Davidsons Accountants (Melbourne, Geelong) and board composition content is informed by Harwood Andrews Lawyers (Melbourne, Geelong).
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Our company has significant partnerships for expert advice, content and sector relevant distribution. Our goal is for eminent and contemporary content in the Governance Evaluator’s generic and sector specific questions, and governance and resource manuals through a continuous quality cycle for feedback with our valued partners and end users.