Local communities will benefit from new jobs program
The Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program will deliver a shot in the arm for regional communities in need of healthy jobs growth, according to the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).
The fact that two dogs have been returned to their owners after nine and thirteen year absences shows microchipping works, said the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.
Heat map to boost freight
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) enhanced performance heat map technology will advance the movement of freight across the country.
New idea to help homeless
The City of Fremantle is encouraging visitors to donate spare change to secure collection stands in the Fremantle Central Business District (CBD).
Council empowering women in local government
Penrith City Council will host an education and training program for women who are interested in being elected to local government, existing women councillors or those who are already working in the local government sector.
Airport upgrade takes flight
Moree Regional Airport will be upgraded following the announcement of a $1.5 million Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund grant
A global sustainaability leader
The City of Fremantle has been officially recognised as an international sustainability leader following its endorsement as the world’s second One Planet City by global sustainability organisation Bioregional.
Road safety calendar
A group of NSW councils have produced a calendar that promotes road safety and takes a roadtrip into the past.
Ku-ring-gai Council is holding a school holiday program this summer in the Ku-ring-gai wild flower garden. The program known as Bush Kids will offer a range of activities throughout the summer holiday period.
City Heart Project Master Plan revealed
On December 10, 1895, the City of Launceston’s Duck Reach power station came online; making Launceston the first city in the southern hemisphere to be lit by hydroelectricity.
E-waste recycled by the tonne
Sydneysiders recycled 20 tonnes electronic waste in six hours at the City of Sydney’s latest e-waste collection day, helping keep unwanted household items out of landfill.
Aquatic centre receives support
The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed $4.885 million in funding from the Australian Government towards the new $31 million Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre.
Carawatha Park creates community
Carawatha Park in Willagee is a popular community hub and meeting spot for local residents. People of all ages, abilities and cultures enjoy the inclusive, accessible landscaped grounds and facilities since it opened in February this year.t
The Maranoa’s new home online
Maranoa Regional Council is excited to introduce a new community website which will deliver essential online services and information to residents, businesses and tourists.
Local businesses charged up to help
Adelaide City Council and city-based organisations are supporting mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs users to make the most of the city by providing free charging points for mobility devices.
Carbon cut and wastewater treatment costs slashed*
Among the major challenges facing councils in Australia is the need to treat growing amounts of wastewater caused by population growth; the costs of this treatment and compliance with the new and stringent discharge limits.
Friendship park opens
As the first children wandered into the new Australia Japan Friendship Park in Ichinoseki, Japan last month, their eyes lit up.