Focus On... Administration & management systems

  • Deliberative democracy
    Fraser Coast Regional Council, Queensland, is inviting the community to shape the future of the Hervey Bay Esplanade.
  • Technology ensures robust procurement decisions*
    Public service purchase decisions are coming under increased scrutiny, and we often read media reports about murky contract approvals.
  • A big purchase for a small council
    Kingston District Council, in southeast South Australia, has purchased a fit-for-purpose cutter suction dredge to manage the ongoing movement of sand and seagrass at the Cape Jaffa Anchorage.
  • Exploring new waste management options
    Five South-East Queensland (SEQ) councils have developed a joint proposal seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for the provision of future waste disposal and resource recovery services.
  • Compostable bags for best practice organic waste management*
    The Cardia Bioproducts waste bag range was established in response to the strong global demand for sustainable packaging products by companies, retailers, councils and consumers.
  • Growing community care
    Gannawarra Shire Council, Victoria, has expanded its Community Care workforce by 50 percent to meet the demand of National Disability Insurance Scheme clients.
  • Otta Seals: a sustainable and economic bituminous surface treatment*
    Improving asset management can often come from new or improved technology not just enhanced processing and reporting of data sets.
  • City Deal for Geelong
    Geelong, Victoria, is the next local government area to benefit from a City Deal, with the promise of more than $355 million in joint funding to be pumped into the revitalisation of the Geelong region and the Great Ocean Road visitor economy.
  • Limber up for chasey in the park
    Toowoomba Regional Council, Queensland, is urging youngsters to limber up to test their skills at the second Australian venue to host a modern take on chasey.
  • A smart approach to exploring technology and innovation
    Wagga Wagga City Council, New South Wales, will take a unique approach to exploring Smart City infrastructure by bringing together industry leaders and local government representatives at a key event in Sydney.
  • Building capacity in specialised field
    Hawkesbury River County Council is located in Western Sydney and is the weeds authority for Blacktown, Hawkesbury, The Hills Shire and Penrith.
  • Cities join forces against alcohol
    In a Western Australian first, the Cities of Armadale, Canning and Gosnells jointly launched a comprehensive plan to reduce alcohol-related harm in the southeast corridor.
  • Building awareness to curb bad behaviour*
    In 2018, one in five employees reported being bullied, and it’s estimated that bullying costs Australian businesses billions of dollars of lost productivity each year.
  • Traineeships for local youth
    The City of Whyalla, South Australia, is able to provide a great job training opportunity for three people with two positions in horticulture and one in civil construction currently available.
  • Internal innovation
    The City of Canning, Western Australia, is calling for all of its employees to think bold and share ideas that add value as part of its new innovation program – Bounce.
  • New photo and video search system for national visitor economy promotion*
    FunSearch.com.au, a new Australian tech start-up, launched late last year, is an entirely new, simple management system for council promotion of its broad visitor economy offerings including events, attractions, school holiday programs and leisure and recreational spaces.
  • Makerspace makes a difference
    Noosa Library Services’ Makerspaces are bringing a new wave of confidence to members of Sunshine Butterflies.
  • Bulk water filling stations save time
    Goldenfields Water County Council (GWCC), New South Wales, has announced the Temora bulk water filling station ready for use and two more are under construction.
  • Up, up and away
    The Canowindra Balloon Challenge attracted over 11,000 people to City of Orange, New South Wales, last year and injected over $1 million into the economy.
  • Ahead in the cloud
    City of South Perth, Western Australia, is embracing smarter technologies and implementing a cloud-based enterprise software solution over the next three years.
  • New trainees and apprentice welcomed
    Three new trainees and one new apprentice have begun work at Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Queensland.
  • Committed to customer service
    Baw Baw Shire Council, Victoria, has endorsed a new Customer Service Charter demonstrating its commitment to service.
  • Environmentally friendly golf cart
    The public golf course at Gordon is now the proud owner of 14 new golf carts powered by lithium batteries.
  • Findings support long term vision
    The Melbourne to Brisbane Rail Alliance (MBIRA) has welcomed the release of a CSIRO pilot study that details the potential transport savings that will eventuate from the Inland Rail.
  • Office of Sport up and running
    Inner West Council, New South Wales, is pleased to announce that Carla Stacey has been appointed as Coordinator of the newly created Office of Sport.
  • Strategy for skilling the regional workforce
    Whitsunday Regional Council, Queensland, is supporting the local Agriculture, Mining and Tourism industries to ensure there is a supply of skilled local people.
  • Positive partnerships provide opportunities
    City of Cockburn, Western Australia, has completed the $8.5 million duplication of a section of one of the city’s most important east-west connector roads, improving safety, traffic flow and reducing congestion through the Bibra Lake industrial area and Yangebup.
  • Innovation at the library
    Virtual and augmented reality demonstrations, an Internet of Things workshop and an intro to borrowable podcasting equipment feature at Newcastle Library during the upcoming Hunter Innovation Festival.
  • Youth politics camp
    Young people from across the Victoria’s northeast were invited earlier this year to learn how to influence change at the 2019 Youth Politics Camp.
  • Solar savings start
    The volunteer run Delungra Bowling Club, Inverell Shire, New South Wales, is expected to reap savings on energy bills with 20 kilowatts of solar panels now installed on the clubhouse.
  • Active living census
    Mayors and Chief Executive Officers from the City of Greater Bendigo and the Shires of Campaspe, Loddon, Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Central Goldfields came together in Bendigo on 24 April to launch the Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census.
  • Oral health for pre-schoolers
    Pre-schools across the Gannawarra Shire, Victoria, are participating in the Smiles 4 Miles program to promote oral health.
  • Staff groomed for leadership
    The Shire of East Pilbara, Western Australia, continues to break new ground in the workplace, offering a Cert IV leadership program to enhance the skills and knowledge to its developing and emerging leaders.