Council supports health challenge
Golden Plains Shire Council has teamed up with health promotion foundation VicHealth to urge local residents to sign up for the H30 Challenge and improve their health.
LGAT defends as Treasurer blames councils for water and sewerage problems
Peter Gutwein announced yesterday in a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), that crucial infrastructure upgrades are required to make the state’s water fit to drink and that councils have to accept a greater share of the responsibility for fixing the problem.
Brightening the park
A park in Alpine Shire Council in Victoria has received a stunning splash of colour thanks to a project harnessing the creativity of local youth with the help of professional street artists.
End of an era in parking
The ACT Government has replaced all of its single-space parking meters to make way for new technology.
Lighting audit improves city at night
An audit of pedestrian lighting in Penrith City Centre and nearby residential areas is underway, as part of a broad strategy to enhance the community’s experience of the City at night.
Encouraging positive aging
Colac Otway Shire Council in Victoria has embarked on an innovative social project to become an age friendly and dementia inclusive community.
Calls for a growing suburbs fund
City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright is urging the Western Australian Government to create a “growing suburbs fund” for infrastructure in Perth’s booming metropolitan fringe.
Eradicating youth homelessness
A report endorsed by Southern Downs Regional Council in Queensland highlights the issue of youth homelessness in the region and points to a way forward.
New library impresses with technology
Libraries are in the midst of a high-tech revolution, and the new Dudley Denny City Library in Mackay Regional Council, Queensland, is leading the way for regional centres.
Canberra and Adelaide lead as fellow smart cities
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr and City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese have signed a Smart City Cooperation Agreement signalling a joint commitment to lead the nation in smart city innovation.
New disaster resilience tips and tools
Douglas Shire Council and the Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) have finalised a number of Disaster Resilience projects to make local communities safer in the event of a cyclone or major flooding.
International expert features in CPD workshops*
Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) and University of Sunshine Coast (USC) are combining to present the Pavement Engineering for Roads and Runways workshop series in Melbourne and Sydney.
18-month infrastructure project injury free
A $20 million, 18-month road duplication on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has not only improved traffic flow for residents but was also a success for Sunshine Coast Council in terms of occupational health and safety.
Council recognised in WorkSafe Victoria Awards
The City of Boroondara has been recognised for demonstrating excellence and innovation in workplace safety and return to work, as a finalist for two WorkSafe Victoria awards in October 2016.
Council supports army Reservist staff
The City of Ballarat has won a Victorian award for the outstanding support it provides to its defence force Reservist employees, and is now in the running for a national honour.
Young planner recognised
Baw Baw Shire Council’s (Vic) Strategic Planner, Miriam Turner, has been awarded the Maddocks Young Planner of the Year Award, ahead of a large pool of candidates from a range of rural and metropolitan Councils.
Expanding local government staff capacity*
The research and training work undertaken at the Centre for Local government at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:CLG) includes topic areas designed to develop staff capacity for specialists and generalists.
Making a healthy connection with staff
East Gippsland Shire Council understands the link between an employee’s wellbeing, engagement, happiness and workplace performance, and has introduced a range of initiatives to encourage a healthy culture.
Working together for better results
Employees at Bulloo Shire Council in South West Queensland have undertaken a successful team building and management workshop to increase their leadership skills.
Trainee of the year
An employee from Bundaberg Regional Council has won the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year.