Assessment Task 3 – Theory-practice integration (40%)
The objective of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your competence in explicitly integrating local government principles and practices, as discussed in this subject, to your professional practice. The assignment takes the form of a Professional Report which has been commissioned by the council, and which you will submit to the General Manager of your council. It should be around 4,000 words in length. Structure it as follows:
Law Assignment – Australia.

Law Assignment - Australia

1. Briefly describe your LGA, your council, your work unit and your role.
2. Discuss the performance of your work unit in TWO of the following aspects of local government practice:

1.Promoting networked and participatory local governance with regard to the work unit’s key areas of operation
2.Providing tailored local services with regard to the work unit’s key areas of operation
3.Promoting social justice in the LGA

Law Assignment - Australia

Law Assignment – Australia.


4.Participating in State-wide local government reform with regard to the work unit’s key areas of operation
5.Contributing to metropolitan or regional governance with regard to the work unit’s key areas of operation.

3. Put forward innovative, yet practical and realistic, ways through which you might build your own and your work unit’s capacity to address the issues you have raised about its performance.

Law Assignment – Australia.

Law Assignment - Australia

Please ensure that you provide evidence of the assessment you make of your work unit’s performance by using information about your community and local area, as well as council or work unit plans, decisions, policies and activities. Please also ensure that your discussion of concepts (such as networked and participatory local governance, tailored local services, local government reform, social justice and/or urban regeneration) is underpinned by reference to the reading you have done in this subject.