5000 stars to end violence
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Newcastle City Council has launched an art installation featuring 5000 handwoven stars to make a statement against violence.
Adelaide City Council has collaborated with the State Government to protect parkland areas from development.
No money tree for councils says MAV
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has addressed the Parliamentary Inquiry into Rates Capping, arguing that councils are being asked to spend less whilst increasing service delivery.
The City of Casey has launched a new campaign urging the State Government to take action on the removal of graffiti from its infrastructure.
Spreading the word
For today's World Read Aloud Day, Orange City Council is encouraging residents to head to a local library and read aloud with children, family and friends.
Council approves merger proposal
Willoughby Council has endorsed a draft submission to the New South Wales Council Boundary Review proposing a merger between Willoughby Council and North Sydney Council.
Good for her, great for us
In conjunction with the upcoming International Women’s Day, held globally on 8th March each year, Isaac Regional Council will host a series of events celebrating women’s achievements within the region.
Councils look to reverse State cost shifting
With 75 percent of Victorian councils committed to the State Government’s 2.5 percent rate cap, tough conversations with communities are occurring so councils can trim their budgets.
A bright future for clean energy
The Western Downs Regional Council’s recent approval to establish a Solar Farm at Kogan is a remarkable example of co-existence and the diverse capabilities of the region. At the same time it reinforces the Council as an advocate for renewable energy and a front-runner for securing alternative power solutions for the future.
Infrastructure Levy in action
More than $600,000 worth of renewal works to buildings at six Willoughby City Council sportsgrounds commenced in January 2016. Council has committed to bring, and maintain, assets and infrastructure up to standards expected by the local community.
Youth embrace creative pathways
The creativity, vitality and energy that exists amongst the City of Maribyrnong’s young people across all aspects of city life is noticeable – and commendable. The arts is certainly one area where young people excel and respond enthusiastically to opportunities to build their skills.
Feature: Human Resource Management, OH&S (February 2016 Edition)
A great place to work
The City of Onkaparinga is aiming high and achieving milestones in providing a safe and inclusive workplace for a hearing-impaired employee.
Expo yields new recruits
Richmond Valley Council kick-started 2016 with 15 new recruits following another successful careers evening.
Council launches traineeships
Whitsunday Regional Council has obtained funding under the Queensland Government’s $2.5 million First Start Program to launch a traineeship program. Mayor Jenny Whitney said the program would enable Council to recruit seven local jobseekers across Council’s Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine operations.
On the road training
West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) road crews working on the remote Murganella Road last year successfully completed their Traffic Management Work Zone two and three and white card training.
When a staff satisfaction survey at Balonne Shire Council revealed that employees lacked a sense of identity an Employee Values Working Group was formed to address the issue. The aim of the group was to develop a set of values that resonated with employees, that inspired employees and that described how employees worked at Council. Critical to the success of the Working Group was the knowledge that the values developed would be by employees for employees, with no influence from management.
Leadership workshops help future-proof
At Moonee Valley City Council, future planning is not just for senior managers – leaders at all levels across the organisation are getting involved in planning for the future.
Minister mistaken on sector training support
Local Government Minister Tony Simpson is mistaken in his claim that the Local Government sector has provided implicit support for mandatory Elected Member training according to Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) President Councillor Lynne Cragie.
Albany Regional Day Care has been awarded a rating of “exceeding” by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, one of the highest ratings a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework.
Are things getting worse in our workplaces?*
Statistics show that bullying complaints have risen significantly and workers compensation injury claims have been steadily increasing. However, many of the situations leading to these statistics started as symptoms of conflict in work relationships.
Revegetation is a thriving business
Since the Mackay Natural Environment Centre’s (MNEC) extensive redevelopment nearly 12 months ago, more than 40,500 plants have been planted from its stocks around the region. A further 50,000 plants are currently being grown, including 27,000 trees.
Three engineering students have been gaining valuable on-the-job experience participating in Armidale Dumaresq Council’s annual work placement program.
Employees share and benefit
A staff survey of 583 Lake Macquarie City Council staff revealed that income protection insurance would be a highly valued employee benefit. However, investigations found the cost to Council for providing this insurance to employees would be high.