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Talking up National Standards for Local Governments


Central Desert Regional Council CDRC has been invited to speak on the establishment of national workforce standards for local government according to CEO Cathryn Hutton.

The focus is on sharing Central Desert's work on local government standards which can be rolled out nationally.  

Director at CDRC, Edward Fraser who will be speaking at the national conference highlighted their is potential for significant national improved productivity by better sharing approaches and working together.  

"Only a .5 percent improvement in productivity is worth over $150 million per year across the nation and with further benchmark work and local government standards on a range if areas  there is potential for improved productivity of up to 3 percent or more.  

That would be $1billion dollars per year that could be reallocated", Mr Fraser said.  

"We are sharing the thinking with the sector and federal, state and territory stakeholders to see of there is interest to progress any further", he said.  

The 7th Local Government Workforce Development National Forum convened by Local Government Managers Association and the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government  which starts on Monday in Canberra.