Permit conditions made easy
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released best practice guidelines to assist road managers across the country.
New signs encourage sharing the roads
A joint project between the City of Albany and Main Roads WA is promoting a culture of mutual respect on roads throughout the region by recently installing 50 “Share the Road” signs on roads that are regularly used by cyclists.
Inland rail on track
More than $11 million worth of contracts has been awarded in recent weeks by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to progress planning on the Inland Rail project according to Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance founding member, Moree Plains Shire Council.
Australian workers inactive
Workers say that extra free time wouldn’t be used for exercise making a national physical activity plan a must.
Waste water upgrade
Whitsunday Regional Council has commenced Stage 2 of the Proserpine Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade, after securing funding from the Queensland Government to deliver the project.
Sydney sprouts cool future
The City of Sydney will expand its tree canopy to help green the city and has welcomed the recent federal government commitment to further grow Australia’s urban forest.
Flood camera warns road users
The installation of a new camera system on Shute Harbour Road will provide timely flood information to residents of the Whitsunday region.
Community learning hub opens
Golden Plains Shire held an official opening to celebrate the redevelopment of the Meredith Community Learning Hub facility.
Community jury assists council
Noosa Shire Council will pursue a community jury recommendation to take over some of the state government‘s Noosa River management responsibilities.
Greater Bendigo City Council Mayor, Councillor Rod Fyffe, congratulated local resident Abhishek Awasthi on being recognised for actively supporting cultural diversity and making a real impact on promoting community harmony.
A visit from the Queen
The City of Busselton is gaining a reputation as an emerging world-class cruise ship destination.
Community gets a kick from AFL camps
The Western Bulldogs was the seventh Australian Football League (AFL) club to arrive on the Sunshine Coast for a summer training camp as the region continues to reap the benefits from its role as a pre-season destination for elite clubs.
Getting to know your neighbours
Residents of the City of Albany are encouraged to get to know their neighbours as the City celebrates Neighbour Day on 27 March.
New Resident Kit launched
Mayor of Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC), Councillor Peter Blundell launched Council’s New Resident Kit at Council’s information stand at the Allora Show.
Mayor praises ‘team effort’
Mayor Julia Leu, Shire of Douglas, Queensland, has praised the collective efforts of the Mossman District Nursing Home Committee, The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus and Council to facilitate a much-needed nursing home in Mossman.
Exciting opportunities ahead
Aurukun Shire Council hosted a two-day workshop to drive economic development in the community following the announcement of Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion bauxite mine expansion in Cape York.
Feature: FOCUS on Information & Communication Technology
Drones help rebuild
East Arnhem Regional Council has deployed drones in the large-scale clean-up effort following two destructive cyclones.
Meeting remote communities’ information needs*
Longreach Regional Council in Central Western Queensland has successfully implemented an initiative to support the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Better Councils, Better Communities project, using MAGIQ Documents.
Keeping seniors savvy
Councils are recognising the importance of teaching their senior residents digital skills.
Automated Agenda and Minute innovation*
Gladstone Regional Council recently introduced the web based Doc Assembler application as its solution for delivering an automated Agenda and Minute solution.
Spreading the word online
Tweed Shire Council’s first Sustainability and Environment e-Newsletter is now available online, allowing residents of the Tweed to read more about what they like, when they like.
Embracing the digital economy
Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) is helping drive a project to encourage businesses to embrace the digital economy.
Isaac Regional Council is preparing to launch an app offering flexibility for campers.