November 2011 Edition

  • 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.
  • Double Award for Clare and Gilbert Valleys Lifestyle Centre
    The Valleys Lifestyle Centre operated by Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council took out two awards when it won 'Aquatic Facility Of The Year' and 'Lifeguard Of The Year.'
  • Sweeping reforms for Local Government in NSW
    The New South Wales Government is set to undertake sweeping reforms to what it claims is a struggling Local Government sector.
  • Editorial
    'Courage in leadership' was the theme of the recent Municipal Association of Victoria conference in Melbourne.
  • President's comment
    The Australian Constitution is the principal expression of the laws that make this nation what it is, one of the most admired democracies in the world.
  • Five councils show their courage
    Courage was the theme of the MAV Annual Conference held in October and five Local Governments spoke about differing aspects of strong leadership.
  • A shire no more: Busselton is now a city
    The Shire of Busselton is changing – soon to become the City of Busselton.
  • Local Government inquiries leave much 'unfinished business'
    Over the past decade numerous state and national inquiries have recommended major changes in the operations of Australian Local Government.
  • 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.
  • Broadband boost for Local Government
    Local Government could be one of the chief beneficiaries of the National Broadband Network, according to a leading academic in the field.
  • 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.
  • Queensland Government to make Councillors declare spouse's pecuniary interests
    Councillors across Queensland will have to make their spouse's pecuniary interests public in changes being announced by Local Government Minister Paul Lucas.
  • 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.
  • West Arnhem Shire Council rejects call to rollback Shire amalgamations
    West Arnhem Shire Council has come out against any proposal to dismantle the current Shire model and return to community based Local Government in the Northern Territory.
  • LGA partnerships get national approval in South Australia
    An independent national report has highlighted the success of South Australia's Local Government Association in taking on reform initiatives with councils and in working in partnership with the State Government.
  • Councillor profiles
    This month we will profile two councillors from Queensland.

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