Gladstone rental help for eligible youth
Gladstone Regional Council and gas company QGC, developer of the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas Project, have announced a $1.2 million rental assistance scheme for eligible Gladstone youth focusing on apprentices and trainees.
Roseville chase oval goes green
A state of the art stormwater harvesting system and solar panels are the central features of a $700,000 environmentally sustainable upgrade of Roseville Chase Oval.
Kokoda trek by Local Government leaders
Eleven Local Government CEOs and Senior Managers travelled to Papua New Guinea in August 2011 to test their physical and mental toughness by trekking the famous Kokoda Trail.
Teenage masterchefs for 'YouthCook'
In Ashfield, young people are being urged to don an apron and get cooking as part of a special free 'Youth Cook' cooking class for teenagers organised by the Ashfield Youth Committee.
Recognising LG's high achievers
At the National General Assembly of Local Government held in Canberra, Local Government FOCUS invited delegates to nominate individuals or teams from their councils who are improving operations or enhancing service delivery for their local community.
Mount Gambier librarian is a top achiever
The woman behind the transformation of Mount Gambier's library into a vibrant community hub has been named one of South Australia's top achievers in the 2011 Telstra South Australian Business Women's Awards.
Lake Fleet wins national award
Strong savings in fuel has led to Lake Macquarie City Council being awarded the 2011 Fleet Environment Award by the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA).
New library at Sunshine Coast Council
The Cooroy Library at Sunshine Coast Council needs to be seen to be believed. It's a serious piece of modern architecture, built by the Sunshine Coast Council for the people of the hinterland.
While the Federal Government and the Opposition continue to argue about the virtues or otherwise of the carbon tax, the debate overshadows a wide range of positive and tremendous projects being undertaken across the country.
In each edition we feature the views of a Local Government Association president. The following is from Councillor Samantha Dunn, President of the Victorian Local Governance Association.
Feature: Best Practice
Life plan for Victoria Park
With a population of 32,000, Victoria Park is an area of great character that borders the City of Perth in Western Australia.
Local Government is key to NBN success
Local Government needs to be a major player in helping communities take full advantage of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout according to Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Local Government, University of New England, Armidale Ian Tiley when he addressed an NBN seminar in Tamworth in September.
Implemented and proven*
In February 2010, New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC) sought to replace their existing payroll provider with an organisation demonstrating strong corporate commitment to excellence and high levels of quality assurance within a high profile, mission critical environment.
$120M water link now operational
History was made in August this year when a joint initiative of Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils, pumped the first drops of water along the $120 million Mardi-Mangrove Link, the largest infrastructure project on the NSW Central Coast in decades.
Unley wins silver award in the 50:50 vision gender equity program
The City of Unley is the first and only Council in Australia to be announced as the Silver Award winner of the 50:50 Vision - Councils for Gender Equity Program offered by the Australian Local Government Women's Association and organised by the Australian Centre for Excellence for Local Government.
Rubbish revolution round the corner
Noisy trucks collecting garbage bins in the early morning could be a thing of the past, thanks to an automated system that silently gathers garbage via an underground pipe network.
Microwave radio networks for Local Governments*
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Project management success at Campaspe
The Shire of Campaspe's commitment to project management has been recognised after it received the Chairman's High Commendation Award for the "Rushworth Walk Thru Time" at last month's Project Management Achievement Awards.
Future directions in best practice
When people ask me if seeking to co-ordinate councils is "like herding cats" I usually agree with them, pointing out that when you have the can of cat food at dinner-time, it's easy.