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ABOUT GOOD GOVERNANCE

Good governance is about the good processes for making and implementing decisions. Having good processes generally leads to better outcomes for local governments and their communities.

This section of the Good Governance Guide website looks at what good governance means, why it’s important and how it relates to local government.

About good governance

Good governance is about the decision-making process, not what the decision is about.

It contributes to better decisions, better relationships and better local government.

Good governance is about goodwill, a good understanding of roles and relationships and good processes.

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