It is being increasingly recognised that genuine partnerships between the three levels of government and the community to work towards a shared vision is an important element in achieving productive and liveable cities and regions. Recent City Deals and Regional Deals have been important government programs developing these partnerships.
These sorts of programs acknowledge that community, business and government stakeholders are critical participants in identifying local priorities and delivering on a shared vision for a region. Some of the goals of working together include aligning the planning, investment and governance necessary to accelerate growth and job creation, stimulate urban renewal and drive economic reforms. . This approach to working together is quite different from the traditional models of public private partnerships which are subject to their own specific policies and guidelines.
This action agenda is intended to form a greater understanding of the move towards working in these new types of partnerships and transferable learnings from projects.