One hundred years on from the Gallipoli landings, the City of Fremantle will honour Fremantle’s fallen servicemen with Western Australia’s only World War One plaque unveiling on ANZAC Day. Read more >
The City of Greater Geelong has projected moving images onto the Geelong Town Hall in a special tribute to commemorate the ANZAC centenary. Read more >
The City of Casey is stressing the importance of immunisations and encouraging residents to ensure they are up-to-date with their vaccinations in the lead up to World Immunisation Week. Read more >
Outgoing Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) President Mayor David O'Loughlin has warned that thousands of Council rates notices may need to be pulped if legislation regarding pensioner concessions on rates is not finalised. Read more >
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 >
Dear LG Focus.
As I was reading the article by Mayor Jarvis ‘What are we trying to fix?’ (LG Focus February 2015) I at first though he was talking about the recently abandoned Local Government Reform in Western Australia.
Tasmania however was the focus, but the question ‘What are we trying to fix?’ would appear to apply all over our country.
The local government sector in Western Australia also agreed that the State Government needed to lead a willing Local Government sector.
What were we trying to fix?
During the whole lengthy process, this question was never answered.
It’s hardly surprising that the process failed.
A good leader will always articulate goals but if, as a sector, all we are told is fewer Councils is the goal, the industry will simply ask why, or in the words of mayor Jarvis ‘What were we trying to fix?’.
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Plantagenet.