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The Local Government & Municipal (LGAM) Knowledge Base is a Wiki created for the use of and to promote collaboration between Local Councils, Water Authorities and associated organisations, and to help them try to save money by sharing information. It is primarily aimed at an Australian & New Zealand audience, but users from other countries are more than welcome to join, and are encouraged to reuse any useful information they find on the site. It is a place to post any information that may be of interest to Councils, and to search for information already posted.

There are currently 6076 pages of information on the site.

Please feel free to add information and pages and to contribute to the forum.

If you have any suggestions about how to improve the site PLEASE leave a comment in the Suggestion Box.

There is quite a bit of information already on the site. To find it you can either;
(a) use the search window at the top right of the screen
(b) use the side menu to the left of the screen
(c) click on one of the randomly generated links below & navigate from there.

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Random Pages

There are lot of articles on this site and it isn't always easy to find them. This is especially true if you don't know they are there. The links below change every time you access the home page, so if you keep an eye on them, you may see something of interest you didn't know was on the site.

Latest ABC Local Government News

The ABC publishes a wide range of stories about local government every day. Click here to visit the ABC Local Government Page or click on a link below to read a specific article.


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5000 Pages

Just ticked over the 5000 page mark today. Quite a few of the 5000 are minor pages, and redirects, but it adds up to quite a lot of useful content all the same.

13 Nov 2013 09:33

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October 2013 Site Update

Quite a few milestones this month, with the number one milestone being the site's 5th birthday on October 13.

We also just cracked the 20,000 site visitors per month barrier this month, and we are up to 923,000 page views since the site was created.


There are now 762 site members and 161 content contributors.

31 Oct 2013 22:17

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More News


Using the internet to make local government better

For quite a while now it has seemed to me that the internet has a huge potential to help local government become better and more efficient.
Local governments are not in direct competition, and I think there is almost certainly a lot of duplication of effort that could be eliminated if council employees thought of themselves as being part of one huge organisation and shared information and ideas with their counterparts at other Councils more freely.

What do you think? Can sharing information via the web, make Councils more efficient?

31 May 2011 21:10

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