Getting it together : an inquiry into the sharing of government and community facilities : final report September 2009 /Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission 2009Description: lvi, 269 p. : illISBN: 1921337842; ; 9781921337840Subject(s): Public-private Sector Cooperation | Community Centres Victoria | Community Development Government Policy | Government Ownership | Property | Management | Social Participation | Community Building | Community Relations | State Government | Disadvantaged GroupsDDC classification: 352.5609945 GET Online Resources: Electronic copy
September 2009 Bibliography : p. 259-269
Overall, the Commission considers that in many areas gains can be achieved from increasing the sharing of government and community facilities in Victoria, building in particular on the experience of those involved in sharing in the past, including in schools. Some modest increased participation by the private sector could be part of this. Shared facilities generally bring benefits; including improving service delivery and expanding the scope of services (especially in interactions between service providers), encouraging social connectedness within communities, facilitating access to and participation in activities (particularly among disadvantaged groups), improving efficiency (for example in maintenance costs) and better use of assets, including land. The mix of benefits varies across the range of shared facilities.
Getting it Together Inquiry into the Sharing of Government.pdf