Win for low emission landfills
Local Governments across Australia have won a key concession from the Federal Government under the new carbon pricing legislation, which will now exempt smaller landfills for the next three years.
Community benefits for resource recovery
Partnering with a community waste reduction and recycling enterprise, Resource Recovery (RR), and using staff from disadvantaged backgrounds, Great Lakes Council is now providing a unique take on building sustainable options into waste management.
Overseas work and play?
In my experience, the best outcomes in regional and business development result from people clicking with other people. They find others with the same passion and view of the world, and agendas develop from there.
IPWEAQ Excellence Awards 2011
Each year since 2002, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, Queensland Division Inc. (IPWEAQ) has presented Excellence Awards to encourage excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of Local Government and public works projects.
Treatment plant upgrade wins award
The multi million upgrade works that transformed the Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant have won an award at the annual Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Queensland (IPWEAQ) Awards.
Creating the grounds for success*
In a project jointly funded between Wyndham City, Sports & Recreation Victoria (Department of Planning & Community Development), the AFL, Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria…..TEAM Sports has delivered Australia's first AFL/CA synthetic football field as part of the Point Cook Road Reserve Master Plan
WorkSafe award for the K-9 Kube
The K-9 Kube - a hydraulic lifter that safely loads and transports animals from ground level onto a transport vehicle - won the WorkSafe Award for Best Solution to a Workplace Health and Safety Issue in October.
New waste site to help promote tourism
A special 'Dump Point' for people to empty their toilets from recreation vehicles (RV) and caravans has been set up by Coffs Harbour City Council to help promote it an 'RV friendly town™'
Shared labour pool eases staff shortages
It began as a suggestion from Great Lakes employers to address a shortage of aged care workers and has developed into a program with great potential for other industries and areas experiencing labour shortages.
Greenlines Gardenware provides edging solution with FORMBOSS*
Used in public gardens such as Melbourne Tennis Centre, Sydney Botancial Gardens, Adelaide Botanical Gardens and Casey City Council, Greenlines Gardenware have designed and created a most unique and flexible garden and landscape edging system solution.
Sydney's favourite deckchairs are back
Summer will return to Sydney City Council early this year with striped deckchairs back in the heart of the city this week to encourage people to take time out, mingle and relax in underused public spaces.