Coastal hazard strategy
Bundaberg Regional Council has secured almost half a million dollars to compile a strategy aimed at reducing the future risk of beach erosion and flooding on coastal settlements.
Dealing with heatwaves in southern Adelaide
The Cities of Onkaparinga and Marion played host to 250 community members who came together to learn about the impacts of heatwaves and how to reduce public health risks from these events at an interactive symposium in February.
Helping children reach their potential
Central Coast Council Libraries have called on parents and carers of young children to ‘Find yourself in a library’, which was the theme for this year’s Library and Information Week 2018 held in May.
Time to play
City of Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Mayor, Amanda Findley has officially opened the Pacific City Park at Bayswood to the community.
Council facilities go OK Organic
The Pavilion Kiama (conference, wedding and event venue) has made the organic change, becoming the first Kiama Municipal Council-owned commercial operation to implement a food waste collection and there are more of the New South Wales Council’s facilities set to follow.
Drains become wetland
City of Albany and the Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation have teamed up for a $ 1million partnership to convert a former drainage basins into a wetland.
Berry to join recharge network
The tiny New South Wales village of Berry has been identified as a key candidate location to install an Electric Vehicle Charging (EVC) Facility as part of the NRMA Pty Ltd (NRMA) broader intended roll out.
Cutting chemicals flowing to the reef
Mackay Regional Council, Queensland, has partnered with local farmer, Darrell McLennan and regional natural resources management company, Reef Catchments, in an innovative stormwater quality management project.
Don’t bag it campaign
Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, is asking the community to pass up the plastic in favour of a more sustainable option.
Isaac roads being rebuilt
Isaac Regional Council will receive more than $2.2 million in funding from the Federal and Queensland governments to restore road networks and floodways across the region.
Renewable energy grown in the Mallee
Mildura Rural City Council’s newly formed Renewable Energy Committee (REC) is paving the way for a sharper focus on renewable energy Victoria’s northwest Mallee region.
Environmental leadership in the Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Hills Council was a recent finalist in the 2018 Local Government Professionals of South Australia Leadership Excellence Awards for Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.
ACCC re-authorises the Tyre Stewardship Scheme
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will grant the Tyre Stewardship Scheme, administered by Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) a new authorisation for a further six years.
Raised walkway protects the lowlands
Central Coast Council, New South Wales, has begun building a $1.05 million boardwalk in Springfield that will provide an essential link between the residential neighbourhood and the local community school.
Skate park upgrade underway
The City of Launceston will undertake a major upgrade of the Ravenswood Skate Park this year at a cost of $300,000 including a $45,000 grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Steam weeder to reduce herbicide use
Cook Shire Council, Queensland, will be reducing the use of herbicides around towns, with the addition of a new steam weeder to the parks and gardens arsenal.
Lights on at saleyards
Cootamundra– Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), has allocated $300,000 from the Stronger Communities Fund major projects program to undertake an electrical upgrade and installation of new lighting at the Cootamundra Saleyards.
Tyre and road building bodies team up*
Australia’s end-of-life tyre management challenge and our need for improved and increasing road infrastructure could be two elements of a new green economic cycle.