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.
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.
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.