The role of local government in redressing neighbourhood disadvantage: A case study from Penrith City Council

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Jason Prior

Abstract

The concentration of disadvantage in specific neighbourhoods is a widespread characteristic of many Australian cities. A broad range of policies and programs which utilize integrated forms of governance have been designed and implemented to redress this. Within the state of New South Wales, Australia, local governments have been identified as being amongst the most effective drivers for these integrated governance approaches. Utilizing a case study of the Penrith Neighbourhood Renewal Program, this paper explores recent attempts by Penrith City Council to develop a framework to redress neighbourhood disadvantage, firstly by establishing an integrated governance framework for the program, and secondly by transforming the council’s operational structure.

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Prior, J. (1). The role of local government in redressing neighbourhood disadvantage: A case study from Penrith City Council. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (1), 92-114. https://doi.org/10.5130/cjlg.v1i0.767
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Author Biography

Jason Prior, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Jason Prior is an Honorary Associate and Research Fellow of the Centre for Social Theory and Design within the Faculty of Design and Architecture.