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Positions Vacant Health workers are scarce in rural and remote Australia.

The scarcity of access to health services in regional and remote areas of the country is an ongoing dilemma forcing many communities to go to great lengths to attract health professionals. Read more >

Conserving art

Conserving art Professional art conservators help preserve Mosman Art Gallery’s nationally significant collection.

Mosman Municipal Council, New South Wales, Art Gallery staff worked alongside professional conservators as part of a special project to preserve key items from the renowned Mosman Art Collection. Read more >

Flow on benefit from green energy plan

Burnie City Council, Tasmania, has confirmed the sale of the old Tioxide Site in Heybridge to TasNetworks as a potential site for the Marinus Link project’s converter stations.


The land’s $1.8 million sale price was based on an independent market valuation, and a further benefit for the Burnie community has been negotiated with the securing of a Community and Education Fund of $400,000 to be provided by TasNetworks over 10 years.

The Marinus Link project is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity undersea and underground electricity connection providing a second link between Tasmania and Victoria as part of Australia’s future electricity grid.

The release of the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan (TREAP) on 19 December provided a roadmap that would allow Tasmania, which is already 100 percent self-sufficient in renewable energy, to reach its target of 200 percent
renewables by 2040.

The Tasmanian Government has also completed the initial funding round of its $50 million Renewable Hydrogen Industry support package and commenced the rollout of the $16 million Energising Tasmania skills and training initiative, supporting the development of the skilled workforce the state’s renewable energy
future will need.

Golf course flourishes

Golf course flourishes Volunteers of the Blackwater Golf Club with their army of mowers they now need.

The Blackwater golf course was visibly drought-stricken with players kicking the dust rather than putting on greens before Central Highlands Regional Council, Queensland, installed hundreds of sprinklers on the course. Read more >

Take a big seat

Take a big seat Big chair at Umina.

Young people, disability and community groups, along with The Entrance Men’s Shed came together to create the Big Chair interactive art installations, which are now set up in five New South Wales, Central Coast town centres for the community and visitors to enjoy this Summer. Read more >

This month

Positions Vacant

The scarcity of access to health services in regional and remote areas of the country is an ongoing dilemma forcing many communities to go to great lengths to attract health professionals. Read more >


Editorial

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Conserving art

Mosman Municipal Council, New South Wales, Art Gallery staff worked alongside professional conservators as part of a special project to preserve key items from the renowned Mosman Art Collection. Read more >


Flow on benefit from green energy plan

Burnie City Council, Tasmania, has confirmed the sale of the old Tioxide Site in Heybridge to TasNetworks as a potential site for the Marinus Link project’s converter stations. Read more >


Golf course flourishes

The Blackwater golf course was visibly drought-stricken with players kicking the dust rather than putting on greens before Central Highlands Regional Council, Queensland, installed hundreds of sprinklers on the course. Read more >


President’s comment – Councillor Linda Scott President Local Government NSW

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Take a big seat

Young people, disability and community groups, along with The Entrance Men’s Shed came together to create the Big Chair interactive art installations, which are now set up in five New South Wales, Central Coast town centres for the community and visitors to enjoy this Summer. Read more >


West Tamar youth burst into 2021

An unusual 2020 did not keep Tasmania’s West Tamar Youth Development team and Youth Advisory Council from achieving the goals set out in the 2020-2022 Youth Strategy. Read more >


Values-driven high performing culture

City of South Perth, Western Australia, recognises its workforce is one of its most valuable resources, and must have the right skills and knowledge to deliver services that meet the community’s current and future needs. Read more >


Drive for change

Ipswich City Council, Queensland, has been granted an exemption to advertise for females only to be recruited for a training program to obtain a Heavy Rigid licence needed to drive a waste truck. Read more >


The importance of good fleet management*

Effective fleet management is critical. Read more >


Electric bikes return

Bike hire has returned to the Barossa Valley, South Australia, with the exciting addition of electric bikes to make the journey safe, easy and fun. Read more >


The Good Oil by Rod Brown – Media policy – what a circus!

For three weeks we’ve watched the sentient monster lying out in the Brindabella Ranges. Will it gather strength and hurtle towards the southern suburbs of Canberra, taking our home and my son’s beef property with it? Read more >


Local Authority brings playground to life

Three years of planning has resulted in the opening of a community playground jointly funded by Jilkminggan Local Authority and Roper Gulf Regional Council, Northern Territory. Read more >


Library delivers accessible tech space

Liverpool City Library, New South Wales, sees no limits with the installation of an accessible technology space for the provision of patrons with severe or profound disability. Read more >


Cyclists converge at Commuter Café

Encouraging the working commuters in Devonport, Tasmania, to get on their bikes and ride to work has proved popular, through to the local Commuter Café. Read more >


Green space secured

After months of campaigning to save the only playground in the Sydney inner west suburb of Russell Lea, City of Canada Bay Council has secured the important green space for generations to come. Read more >


Early water education

Bathurst Regional Council, New South Wales, has created an educational program to deliver water conservation and water use lessons to preschool aged children across the region. Read more >


Bushland reserves improve biodiversity

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Working for Victoria crews were hard at work in the lead up to Christmas, assisting with improving biodiversity in Council-managed bushland reserves across the shire through vegetation management, weed control, rubbish removal and revegetation. Read more >


Councillor profiles - Mayor Sally O’Neil Barcoo Shire Council

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Councillor profiles - Mayor Paul Antonio Toowoomba Regional City

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