Nostalgic look at beach culture
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah is currently displaying nostalgic beach images in an exhibition titled ‘Holidays and Hokey Pokey: Beach Images of the Tweed’ until the end of summer.
Future of local libraries in NSW
Gunnedah Shire Council is asking local library lovers to join a statewide call to stop the ongoing reduction in funding from successive NSW State Governments and protect the future of local libraries.
The City of Fremantle calls for certainty
The City of Fremantle is calling on the state government to provide guidance and certainty on the local government reform process following the results recent elector’s polls, one of which will block the amalgamation of Fremantle and East Fremantle councils.
WALGA withdraws support for reform process
The Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA) has announced that State Government-led reform in the local government sector has moved so far from its original objective that they can no longer support it.
The amalgamations of The City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park, The City of Kwinana and The City of Cockburn, and The City of Fremantle and The Town of East Fremantle will no longer go ahead following ratepayer ballots.
Golden oldies chase screen dreams
A group of Illawarra seniors have brought their silver screen dreams to life in a photographic project that saw them recreate iconic movie or television scenes.
Flashing signs improve school road safety
City of Gold Coast will deploy more flashing speed signs this year as it continues to focus on road safety around schools in an ongoing program improving road safety.
Australia Day Awards
LG Focus would like to congratulate the recipients of council awards presented as part of Australia Day celebrations across the nation on January 26.
Recognition for NSW's best and brightest
For the first time, professionals in the New South Wales local government sector will get the chance for their work and projects to be recognised at a national level.
Council’s State election wish list
Whitsunday Regional Council has released an election wish list for the State seats of Burdekin and Whitsunday in the lead up to the Queensland state election on January 31.
Ball raises more than $35,000
Issac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker’s first Charity Ball was an outstanding success, raising $36,578.93 for beyondblue.
Smoking ceremony cleansed lands
The land that will house Cockburn’s new regional recreational aquatic facility, including the Dockers new training ground, has been cleansed in a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony.
Portal to innovation
The City of Boroondara has completed the first year of its three year
State tourism award
Cairns Regional Council has won the Local Government Award at the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane.
Flying fox thrills Mayor
It’s 40m long, made of tubular metal and steel cable, and promises to deliver a thrill ride for Launceston’s children.
Five-year disability plan
The final report on a landmark five-year policy framework and implementation plan to improve outcomes for people with disability in the ACT has been released.
Peak hour in West Arnhem
West Arnhem Regional Council’s Gordon Smith discovered recently that the water levels may be low at Cahill’s Crossing at this time of year, but the crocodile count is still pretty high.
The City of Mount Gambier has begun the installation of the 57.5 kW solar system on the roof of the Library.
Organics bins in Donnybrook
The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup anticipates both business and environmental benefits from its recent roll-out of a kerbside collection bin for organic waste.
Improving water quality
One of the Central Coast’s main drinking water treatment plants at Somersby has recently undergone about $11 million worth of upgrade works.
Future Directions - City of Clarence
2014 has been a busy year for the City of Clarence, with some exciting development toward a more inclusive community culminating with the launch of a large all–abilities playground at the riverside Simmons Park
Coastal innovation award
Hornsby Shire Council has received the 2014 Coastal Management Award for Innovation for its Hawkesbury Watch Program.
Road surface trials
Yankalilla Council is moving to modernise its unsealed road maintenance program roads thanks to a new partnership with PolyCom and Fulton Hogan.
Right to stand for local government
The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) in partnership with the Victorian Government has launched the 2016 Victoria thinking ahead – more women for local governments Project.
Agreement to audit aged care
The Beverley, Brookton and Pingelly (BBP) working group has engaged Verso Consulting to undertake an infrastructure, age friendliness, services and facilities audit in each of the three Shires to inform planning for the current and future needs.
The beginning of a new year is often a tragic time in Australia, with many people at increased risk from environmental disasters such as bushfires and flooding.