We extend a warm welcome to the following councils joining the program in 2018:
NSW - Northern Beaches Council, Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council, Cobar Shire Council, Cumberland Council, Forbes Shire Council, Narromine Shire Council and Muswellbrook Shire Council.
SA - District Council of Peterborough, City of Tea Tree Gully, City of Holdfast Bay, City of Playford, Rural City of Murray Bridge and District Council of Yankalilla
WA - City of South Perth
NZ - Palmerston North City Council



The Program Has More Than Doubled in the Last Four Years
The Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program is powered by 160 councils from across Australia and New Zealand forming a dataset that is the most comprehensive empirical dataset on the nature of local government performance. It is invaluable in providing access to the analytical power of such significance.
The NEW Regional Window
160 councils across Australia and New Zealand are now participating in a first ever cross-state and cross-country collaboration which is earning recognition overseas.

The Australasian LG Performance Excellence Program includes a Performance Excellence Report, a Comparative Analysis Tool and participation in our network of connected professionals. In collaboration with PwC, we have developed a contemporary industry-led system of council performance measurement that has been delivering results for participating councils for over four years. The program measures performance excellence and provides the leaders of councils strategic and operational insights into; corporate leadership, workforce management, finance management, operations management, risk management, asset management and service delivery.

Key Measurement Areas

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The Comparative Analysis Tool includes regional profile data that enriches the data set from the report and allows for the creation of bespoke comparative analysis. Councils can actively filter, compare and analyse their own performance against the de-identified results of other councils. Data submitted by councils is complemented by demographic, socioeconomic and council services data, along with macroeconomic spatial data.

Each Report begins with an outline of the methodology, the demographics of the participating councils and a guide to understanding the findings. This information allows councils to evaluate and better understand current operational and management performance; identify areas of focus when striving to optimise performance excellence; and compare their benchmarks against other councils. Each council’s report is entirely confidential to the individual council.

Each year we refine the program’s design and the emphasis of each area in consultation with the ever-growing network of professionals involved. This is part of our commitment to ensuring the program suits all councils whatever their jurisdiction. Additionally, we present the results and explain the findings each year to councils through appropriate communications such as webinars, regional roadshows and dedicated events.

To request a copy of the Program Prospectus or to find out more please email customer@lgprofessionals.com.au or call 02 8297 1203