March 2017 Edition

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  • Population growth strategy needed for prosperity
    A lack of population growth rather than too much is hampering regional South Australia.
  • City Deal gives new heart to Launceston
    The Federal Government’s 2016 Smart Cities Plan is up and running with the first three Memorandums of Understanding signed towards the end of last year committing all tiers of government to develop collective plans for growth in regional cities.
  • South East Queensland bottlenecks to be fixed
    The Federal and Queensland governments have finally agreed to join forces to fix the worst road traffic bottlenecks in the state’s southeast.
  • Yass Valley welcomes touring party from Nepal
    Yass Valley Council hosted staff from the Nepalese Financial Comptroller General Office today, providing them with an insight into financial risks, sustainability, asset management and revenue management, as well as a background on local government, particularly remote and rural councils.
  • Proposed Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby merger ruled unfair
    Ku-ring-gai Council has won its appeal against an impending merger with Hornsby Council, but the decision will only create ongoing uncertainty for the two councils.
  • West welcomes Minister
    The new Minister for Local Government in Western Australia, David Templeman MLA, can be expected to make a smooth transition to the role.
  • Employment pathways for refugees
    The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will target refugees and asylum seekers to fill training positions in skills shortage areas.
  • Councils call for affordable housing
    A group of councils in Melbourne’s east is calling for the Federal Government to commit to funding the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) in the upcoming Budget.

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