May 1996 Edition

  • De-amalgamation a regressive move

    Brisbane's Lord Mayor Jim Soorley opposes de-amalgamation in Queensland.
  • Attracting health workers to rural areas

    In Western Australia, which has some of the world's most remote communities, the Country Shire Councils Association has been instrumental in the establishment of the Country Medical Foundation. It provides scholarships to assist country students to undertake studies in the medical field.
  • Call for nationwide cable solution

    Telecommunications infrastructure threatens local streetscapes unless Councils take action.

  • Leader in quality assurance

    Logan City Council's Department of Engineering Services Quality certification a first for Local Government.
  • Regreening the City

    This project will provide a model for balancing development with protection of the natural environment.
  • Turning rubbish into $s and jobs

    By diverting goods with resale value from going into its landfills, Logan City Council will not only generate healthy sales figures this financial year, but provide valuable training and work experience for two dozen long term unemployed local people.

  • Kingborough gears up for competition

    Given the imminent introduction of competition policy principles, Council must be geared to working successfully within a more competitive environment.
  • Code confirms customer commitment

    Yarra Ranges Shire Council has underwritten its commitment to fair and honest, customer-oriented Local Government by producing a code of conduct for all its employees.
  • Streamlined customer service

    Manly's Customer Action Request Tracking System (CARTS) provides ongoing efficient communication within the organisation, and between Council and the community.

  • A vibrant new City

    Following Local Government amalgamation in Victoria, the City of Darebin was established on 22 June 1994. With a population nearing 130,000 people, 1,000 staff and budget of $80 million, Darebin is one of Victoria's largest Councils.
  • Putting quality first

    Quality Assurance means having processes and systems in place to meet internationally recognised standards and ensure we are competitive.
  • Supporting small business

    Few people go into business with all the attributes to be successful nor can they usually afford to buy this expert advice. A solution is business incubators.