Seniors Week inspires the community
As part of Seniors Week 2015, Parramatta City Council will host a range of free events to provide seniors with the opportunity to engage with the community, express themselves and share unique stories and experiences.
Heavy vehicle projects funded
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has announced the successful projects in the Australian Government's Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
Public transport & roads number one election issue
The Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC) is calling local candidates for the NSW Election to demonstrate how they plan to fix the transport problems of the Northern Beaches and North Shore regions.
Council Concern at Misconduct Risk
Identification of potential risks of misconduct in processes employed by some of the larger metropolitan Councils will benefit Local Governments across Western Australia according to the Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA).
Ceremony to honour Faith Bandler
A local ceremony will be held to pay respect to former Tumbulgum and Murwillumbah resident Faith Bandler, a South Sea Islander regarded as one of the world's most influential women.
ALGA sets priorities for year ahead
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has established its priorities for the year ahead, with the restoration of indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) on top of the agenda.
Isaac welcomes FIFO review
As Mayor of the largest mining region in Queensland hosting two 100 percent fly in, fly out (FIFO) mines, Anne Baker has strongly welcomed Labor’s review of the conditions that allow for 100 percent FIFO workforces.
MAV welcomes childcare report
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has welcomed the Productivity Commission (PC) report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, which supports continued Commonwealth investment in preschool programs.
Cultural Diversity Week celebrations
Hobsons Bay City Council is celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with a week of fun and engaging cultural activities across the municipality from March 14 -22.
Residents have their say on Randwick city's future
Randwick City Council has received over 2,000 survey responses in the first week of its extensive community consultation program that asks residents and ratepayers to have their say on the future of the City of Randwick.
Reform Vision More Important Than Ever
The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has called for a clear vision for the future of local government, after the Western Australia State government’s announcement they will step away from many aspects of their metropolitan council boundary reform process.
Australia’s economic and workforce powerhouse
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), based at the University of Technology Sydney, has launched Australia’s first, extensive profile of the local government workforce.
LGAQ ready to work with new government
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has announced it is gearing up to pursue a range of outstanding political and policy issues with the incoming Palaszczuk government.
Is bigger better
Australian local governments are facing amalgamations as a solution to economic insecurity.
It is mostly marginal*
Section51 has been running workshops across Australia on the grants and funding system for a number of years.
Education in the Federation spotlight
The fourth issues paper developed to inform the Commonwealth Government’s White Paper on the Reform of the Federation, Roles and Responsibilities in Education, was released in late December.
Leading leisure centre
LeisureFit Booragoon has received a 100 percent perfect score following its assessment by the Royal Life Saving Society, receiving a Water Safety Centre of Excellence accreditation recognising outstanding safety and lifeguarding systems.
Commemoration of the Parramatta Native Institution
The Parramatta Native Institution is of significance to the Aboriginal community as for many it marked the severing of Aboriginal people from their culture and the separation of children from their families.
Concession cuts could be blocked
The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) has welcomed the announcement by the Liberal Opposition, Greens, Family First and Independents, that they will disallow any change to pensioner concessions on Council rates, in the Legislative Council.
Charging ahead to recycle difficult items
Tweed residents have an easy way to recycle batteries, mobile phones, printer cartridges and other items that are difficult to recycle, with new disposal stations now installed at Council offices.
NBN welcomed in Orange
Orange Mayor Councillor John Davis has welcomed the announcement that Orange has been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out.
Milk Bar Network Exchange
Monash Council has won a prestigious Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award for its ground-breaking Milk Bar Network Exchange program.
New lights for oval
Hornsby Shire Council is currently installing new lighting at Hornsby’s Mark Taylor Oval that will bring the sportsground up to the current Australian standard.
Death and taxes aside, there isn't much for Australians to be certain about in our current political climate.
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Perfect WorkCover score
WorkCover auditors have given Lake Macquarie City Council what they believe to be an unprecedented perfect score on its most recent workplace health and safety audit.
Local Government National Awards*
The 2015 National Awards for Local Government (the Awards) are well underway and submissions are being accepted until 27 February 2015.
Young leaders appointed
Nine young people from the Southern Downs have been appointed to the Southern Downs Young Leaders Program and are looking forward to bringing exciting initiatives to the region as well as tackling youth issues.
Commitment to prevention of family violence
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has formally committed to the prevention of family violence across the peninsula and is developing a three-year prevention implementation plan as part of a broader Community Harm Prevention Strategy.
Council sponsors student to experience rural life
In February 2014, Tenterfield Shire Council resolved to participate in the Bush Bursary/Country Women’s Association Scholarship Scheme, which allows a medical student to spend two weeks of rural placement in a Council area.
National awards for public participation
The City of Greater Geraldton has won three major awards at the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia’s 2014 Core Values Awards ceremony in Sydney for Australasian ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Best Planning Project’ in Australasia and ‘Best Research Project’ in Australasia.
The power of a not-for-profit*
Accounting, financial planning, mortgage broking, insurance, personal loans and wills are some of the services that the Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) offers its members.
Grants to help neighbours get together
Brimbank City Council is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbours by offering grants for activities that will bring people together on annual Neighbour Day on Sunday 29 March.
Safety awareness and loud sirens
Police officers and firemen have entertained and inspired children aged three to eight years old at the City of Melville’s annual Safety and Sirens event.
Stepping into the world of directorship
The Queensland Central Highlands’ peak non-profit organisations have come together to better understand the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of company directorship and contemporary corporate governance.
Australias economic and workforce powerhouse*
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), based at the University of Technology Sydney, is launching Australia’s first, extensive profile of the local government workforce.
Businesses asked to Keep It Clear!
Wollongong City Council is asking all business owners and retailers to help provide easy access for all people through the Keep It Clear campaign.
New face for local youth services
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has welcomed Margaret River Senior High School graduate Molly Ryan into the role of Community Development Trainee, a bursary position awarded to a local young person every 12 months.
Casserole Club connecting the community
The City of Boroondara is recruiting cooks and diners to take part in Casserole Club, an innovative meals sharing pilot program that originated in the United Kingdom.