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Alice Springs: Then & Now

Alice Springs: Then & Now

Alice Springs Town Council has hosted several events to commemorate ANZAC Day. Read more >

Coo-ee March in Hobart

Coo-ee March in Hobart

All members of the public will be encouraged to participate in a Centenary of ANZAC event through the Coo-ee March as part of the commemorations in the City of Hobart. Read more >

New art installation charts WW1’s toll on Orange

New art installation charts WW1’s toll on Orange

Orange Regional Gallery will host a major art installation by acclaimed local artist Victor Gordon, to commemorate World War 1 and the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. Read more >

South East Queensland waterways on the mend

South East Queensland waterways on the mend

The Council of Mayors South East Queensland (SEQ) is inviting the Federal Government to join the Resilient Rivers initiative, a coalition of government and water entities, to fix South East Queensland’s waterways and catchments. Read more >

Significance of the ANZAC legend honoured

Significance of the ANZAC legend honoured The Far From This Land exhibition at Landsborough Museum

To kick off Heritage Month, Sunshine Coast Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski officially launched the ‘Far From This Land’ exhibition, which commemorates the First World War’s 100th anniversary at Landsborough Museum. Read more >

Prospect: A Portrait of A City At War

Prospect: A Portrait of A City At War Private Alexander White Robertson, of the 21/10th Battalion was a Prospect born bread carter. He enlisted in May 1915, and while serving overseas suffered constantly from trench feet. His family welcomed him home at 8 Clifford Street, Prospect in spring 1918. This house still stands. (State Library of South Australia: PRG 280/1/22/131)

The Prospect Gallery will be hosting an exhibition titled ‘Prospect: A City At War’ showing a snapshot of the City during World War I. Read more >

This month

Rate capping?

Victorian councils are rallying against rate capping, with many deeply concerned about how the legalisation will affect their ability to serve the community. Read more >


Editorial

In February, Local Government Professionals had more than 800 attendees at their annual conference in Melbourne. Read more >


Have your say... Letters to the editor

This is your chance to speak up about current issues affecting your council. Please forward your letters to editorial@lgfocus.com.au Read more >


Local Government Growing Regional Australia

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government and Regional Capitals Australia have launched a landmark national report on local government’s role in building strong and sustainable regional capitals and regions. Read more >


Local government welcomes the Tax Discussion Paper

The release of the Tax Discussion Paper on March 30 marks the start of an important national debate about how we collect and distribute Australia’s taxation revenue. Read more >


A challenging year ahead - Presidents comment

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) President and Board elections were held on March 6, and I am honoured to have been elected President for the next two years. Read more >


ALGWA biennial conference

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) has hosted their 2015 National Biennial conference in the Barossa Valley. Read more >


Regional town connected

The Town of Gawler is one of the first Regional Centres in South Australia connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN). Read more >


IPWEA Queensland Excellence Awards 2015*

For over 13 years the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland Division (IPWEA Queensland) has been showcasing the achievements of Local Council Engineers and Public Works Professionals. Read more >


City of Choice update report

The latest six-month Logan: City of Choice update report shows significant progress being made as major projects gain traction, and attention turns towards the initiative’s legacy beyond 2015. Read more >


Malcolm Fraser – an enigma - The Good Oil by Rod Brown

The passing of former PM Malcom Fraser last month led to mixed reviews. Read more >


Big improvements in community perception

The City of Albany’s reputation in the community has improved significantly in the past 18 months, according to new research. Read more >


Out of School Hours program excels

Swan Hill’s Out of School Hours program has achieved the highest rating in the National Assessment and Rating process for children’s education and care services. Read more >


MAV partners with Social Traders to make social impact*

A new initiative led by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Social Traders aims to create employment for marginalised groups in local communities by connecting Victorian local government with social enterprises. Read more >


Councillor profiles - This month from Shellharbour City Council, NSW

Mayor Marianne Saliba, Shellharbour City Council, New South Wales Read more >


Councillor profiles - This month from Liverpool City Council, NSW

Mayor Ned Mannoun, Liverpool City Council, New South Wales Read more >


Community forum a success

Kingston District Council made a huge impact with its first community forum. Read more >


Great attendance

More than 800 Local Government professionals from across Victoria attended the 2015 LGPro Annual Conference in February. Read more >


Council unanimous on old Hospital site

Marrickville Council has unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to the new library and community hub tender process at the old Marrickville Hospital site. Read more >