New research shows that Australian local governments are tackling climate change without relying on help from other levels of government – and increasingly sharing their knowledge with each other.
Coastal council sets the pace on climate
Douglas Shire has become the first Council in Queensland to complete the first two phases of a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) under the State Government QCoast 2100 program.
Mayors unite against hate
Mayor of Glen Eira City Council in eastern Melbourne has become the first to sign up to a campaign urging mayors to stand against racial hatred.
Maintaining rural roads
Meander Valley Council in Tasmania is proving rural councils can make significant roadwork savings and efficiencies.
New book takes local government seriously
A new book from Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS: IPPG) researchers Bligh Grant and Joseph Drew provides a comprehensive look at the history of Australian local government and the issues facing the sector today.
Books reinforce that language matters
The community of Binjari in the Northern Territory is sharing Kriol with the next generation as part of a Roper Gulf Regional Council Community Development Program.
One-stop volunteer shop
City of Nedlands in inner-west Perth facilitates a Volunteer Resource Centre, which acts as a one-stop information shop where people can discuss local volunteering roles matched to their needs.
Picture exhibition gets kids reading
A unique exhibition that promotes reading as a way of bringing families together has been launched at the Sir John Gorton library in Gannawarra Shire Council in northern Victoria.
Making libraries hip again
Woollahra Council’s new public library in Sydney’s Double Bay recently celebrated its first birthday and has smashed all benchmarks – proving libraries are still relevant in the digital age.
Art renews regional townships
Coorong District Council in South Australia is stopping visitors in their tracks with a 30-metre high silo mural, developed as part of the Creating Coonalpyn project.
Community gets on board for art drive
Community members in the City of Greater Geraldton in Western Australia have created 20 art installations, which are on show around the region for this year’s ArtDrive.
Award winning program set to expand*
Richmond Football Club and Aligned Leisure’s Tiger PAW program has taken out another major award, this time at the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.
Focus on training*
Toro Australia is a manufacturer and supplier of advanced irrigation products, turfcare machinery and garden maintenance equipment with customer support networks in every state of Australia.
Tyres become sports surfaces*
Given that Australia generates the equivalent of 51 million used passenger car tyres every year one would think that the challenge of sustainably dealing with waste of this magnitude would be front-of-mind for consumers and industry alike.
Anzac spirit honoured
The Shire of York in Western Australia has proudly unveiled new works to honour the Shire’s strong Anzac association.