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Councils swap saleyards knowledge

Councils swap saleyards knowledge Liz Schmidt (CTRC Mayor), Sonia Bennetto (CTRC Deputy Mayor), Cr Christine Rolfe (CHRC), Cr Megan Daniels (CHRC), Michelle Webster (CHRC General Manager, Commercial Services), Mark Crawley (CTRC CEO) and David Atwell (CTRC Manager, Rural Services). Image credit: CHRC.

Representatives from the Emerald Saleyards Coordination Committee took a trip to Charters Towers recently to swap some saleyards knowledge and experience. Read more >

City of Adelaide shows its stripes

City of Adelaide shows its stripes

The City of Adelaide has unveiled a rainbow-coloured walkway to acknowledge the local LGBTQI community. Read more >

Planning, Cooperation Needed for Waste Strategy Goals

Planning, Cooperation Needed for Waste Strategy Goals

Coordinated planning and collaborative input will assist Western Australian (WA) in achieving shared waste goals, an independent report into performance of the State’s Waste Strategy has revealed. Read more >

Report raises concerns about Goulburn Murray Basin Plan

Report raises concerns about Goulburn Murray Basin Plan

A social and economic assessment of the Basin Plan for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) has raised concerns about the project. Read more >

Local SES heroes honoured in Rockhampton

Local SES heroes honoured in Rockhampton Craig Harris, Glenn and Michelle Bell, Tony Merrifield, Nichole Philips and Andrew Wyatt

State Emergency Service volunteers were recognised for their service to the Central Queensland community at a ceremony held in Rockhampton on Sunday 16 October. Read more >

Parramatta to join national refugee initiative

Parramatta to join national refugee initiative

City of Parramatta is set to join the nationwide Refugee Welcome Zone initiative, demonstrating its commitment to welcoming refugees into the community and enhancing cultural diversity. Read more >

This month

Smart arts

Embracing arts and cultural tourism is paying dividends for regional areas. Read more >


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Olympic legend launches conversation corner

Bundaberg Regional Council is encouraging residents to have meaningful conversations about their mental health. Read more >

New thinking on IT*

Coffs Harbour City Council is organising the 19th Local Government Information Technology Conference at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2/4 November 2016. Read more >

The challenge of future road funding

Mayor Troy Pickard ALGA President Read more >

We need to talk about revenue

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Bushfire resilience

Shire of Mundaring has been named a finalist in the State Emergency Management’s WA Resilience Australia Awards. Read more >

Connecting to country

Blue Mountains City Council’s Connecting to Country program enables traditional owners to connect with Country within the Blue Mountains local government area. Read more >

Constable care keeps city safe

Constable Care will continue to spread safety education messages to schools across Melville, following another Memorandum of Understanding signed between the City and the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation. Read more >

Parks and Leisure night of nights*

Parks & Leisure Australia’s Awards of Excellence Gala celebrates the industry’s best. Read more >

Council staff proud in pink

Outdoor staff members at Cessnock City Council have been sporting pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness from August to October. Read more >

Far North Queensland – just getting on with it - The Good Oil by Rod Brown

Southerners might know Cairns Airport and Port Douglas, and perhaps the Daintree and the Kuranda railway – but there’s a lot more to Far North Queensland. It’s a fascinating insight into regional Australia. Read more >

Council project transforms more than unwanted junk

An innovative project is creating more than one-of-a-kind furniture for the participants of a Roper Gulf Regional Council Community Development Program in the Indigenous community of Barunga. Read more >

Creative campaign tackles water wastage

A creative promotional campaign and accompanying app developed by Cairns Regional Council is curbing water usage in the region. Read more >

Female facilities and a boost for BMX

Golden Plains Shire in Victoria has officially opened new female change facilities and an upgrade to a BMX track. Read more >

Improving energy resilience

Western Downs Regional Council in Queensland is set to invest $810,000 in solar technology to power high-energy facilities in the region. Read more >

Councillor profiles - Councillor Carol Adams, Mayor, City of Kwinana, Western Australia

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Councillor profiles - Councillor Gordon Houston, Mayor, Chittering Shire, Western Australia

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“The Remarkable Experience”

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“Moving Forward”

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“Council develops New Roads Methodology”

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Council's high achievers - Chris Murdoch, CEO, Livingstone Shire Council, Queensland

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Council's high achievers - Disaster Management Unit, Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland

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Boost the local economy this Christmas

Christmas shopping in Orange just became a lot easier with the launch of the new Shop Orange gift-card, an initiative of Orange City Council. Read more >

Community engagement summit 2016: a new era of community engagement*

The inaugural Community Engagement Summit 2016 presents a new era of community engagement showcasing brand new insights and best practice community engagement techniques at the two-day conference 10–11 November, Mercure Hotel, Sydney. Read more >

Leaking mains fixed in two days*

Ground engineering specialist Mainmark has successfully repaired a leaking water main in Lismore, New South Wales, completing the project in just two days with minimal disruption to nearby residents or power supply lines. Read more >

Refugee dads learn to cycle safe

Newcastle City Council has teamed up with Catholic Care and a support agency to teach recently arrived refugees how to cycle safely in Australia. Read more >

Joining the neighbourhood

Three councils in metropolitan Victoria have been selected to join The Neighbourhood Project, a program to transform underused locations into vibrant community spaces. Read more >

Increasing food security for residents

Baw Baw Shire Council in Victoria recently hosted workshops exploring the causes of food insecurity and how food relates to the workplace. Read more >

Wondering if new bigger trucks will impact on your roads?* 

The 2016 National Local Roads and Transport Congress is shaping up to be one of the year’s most interesting events. Read more >

Multicultural community gathers for inaugural forum

In partnership with the multicultural sector, Sunshine Coast Council hosted the inaugural Sunshine Coast Multicultural Conversations, spotlighting the region’s cultural diversity. Read more >

Shop vacancy rate at all-time low

Moonee Valley City Council in metropolitan Victoria is implementing a range of initiatives to achieve one of the lowest shop vacancy rates in the state. Read more >

Tiny homes, big impact

A sustainable design competition in the Northern Rivers in News South Wales is encouraging people to consider the value of tiny homes. Read more >