New solar initiative marks World Environment Day
Across the globe, people are making the effort to reconnect with their natural surrounds for World Environment Day and a group of Sydney councils are celebrating by launching a new solar energy initiative.
Life membership awarded
The National President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Councillor Coral Ross was awarded a Life Membership by the Victorian Branch at their Annual General Meeting on 31 May, held at the Melbourne Town Hall.
NSW government rethinks fire levy
The New South Wales local government sector today welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it would not push ahead with the introduction of its council-collected Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) from July 1.
Assault on the job
Instances of abuse aimed at council officers are on the rise – is it time for better protections for staff and higher penalties for perpetrators?
Disadvantaged residents gain skills
Melton City Council in Victoria is championing efforts to help disadvantaged residents secure jobs, gain skills and develop career paths while delivering its outdoor services.
Mayoral fund for flood victims
After Cyclone Debbie hit in March, thousands of people in New South Wales and Queensland are facing an uncertain future. The Tweed region was severely impacted and the Council is now running an appeal to encourage support from across the region and around the country.
Finding the balance in Launceston 2017
“Be The Balance”, the theme of this year’s Australian Local Government Women’s Association biennial national conference Launceston, Tasmania 11-13 April 2017 reflects the organisation’s aim of promoting gender balance in local government.
Town hall comes alive
A Town Hall in Tasmania’s Huon Valley has been revitalised as a tourism hub that promotes one of the region’s strengths – delicious food.
Remote youth couch surf for a cause
A team of young people from West Arnhem has competed alongside others from the Northern Territory in a “couch surfing” event to raise awareness of youth homelessness.
The City of Armidale in Western Australia is assisting residents to care for their local waterways.
Play for all
Mitchell Shire Council in Victoria is celebrating the launch of a new inclusive playground and water park, which is catering to the rapidly growing regional community.
Spotlight on the public sector*
The Australian Human Resources Institute’s (AHRI) National Convention and Exhibition is Australia’s flagship event for human resources (HR) practitioners and business leaders.
Rebuilding in the wake of tragedy
After a devastating fire a few years ago, South Australian councils including Wakefield Regional Council are building up resilience and strengthening inter-local government relationships.
Mining heritage on display
The Regional Council of Goyder in South Australia has upgraded a historic display to preserve the region’s mining heritage.
Regional shire breaks the mould
The Shire of Dardanup in Western Australia is bracing for unprecedented urban and industrial expansion, and is innovating to meet the challenges that come with rapid growth.
Practical skills for policy professionals*
The University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG), incorporating the Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG), has launched a new postgraduate course in applied policy.
Universal design means access for all*
Access Institute sets the benchmark for access and universal design education and training relating to the built environment. We create a dynamic and energised training environment where each student feels empowered by the learning experience.
Employee scheme rewards good ideas
Glenorchy City Council in Tasmania has launched a scheme to reward employees for ideas that improve Council operations, work practices and service to ratepayers and the community.
New South Wales celebrates its best
On Thursday 6 April, over 300 local government professionals celebrated the outstanding achievements of the sector at Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW’s flagship event The LG Awards Dinner.
Rural council gets top safety accreditation
The small, rural Flinders Shire Council in western Queensland is one of only a few councils across Australia that has received Federal Safety Accreditation from the Australian Government.
New search system up to the challenge
The City of Gosnells has become the first local government in Western Australia to use iFerret, an Australian-developed system for searching ‘real world’ information from vast local government information stores.
Protect your workers*
BodyWorn Tech brings exclusively Wolfcom’s new range of products to minimise risk and injury to your local council officers, and to maximise their performance whilst on duty.