The true value of road safety
Volunteers in the west contribute 16,000 hours annually to local road safety activities according to a study which explores the level of contributions made to the road safety network.
National volunteers week celebrations
‘Give happy, Live happy’
Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia. Many councils have taken this opportunity to highlight the role of their volunteers and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who donate their time.
State spending is not enough
Massive infrastructure investment will boost Victorian jobs and productivity, but despite its budget surplus the Government has failed to restore equitable funding for core community services co-funded with councils according to Councillor Bill McArthur, President of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).
ANZAC Day the new way
While the dawn service and main street march will be the traditional celebrations in towns and cities across Australia on Monday, many communities will be commemorating the 101st ANZAC Day with a modern touch.
Driving economic development
The Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) is the key to boosting economic development and jobs in regional areas, such as the Central Highlands according to Central Highland’s Mayor, Councillor Kerry Hayes.
NSW councils fear potential cost-shift
The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has expressed concerns about a lack of consultation on the Emergency Services Property Levy (ESPL) and the potential shift of costs from state to local government.
Calls for $1billion for Inland Rail
The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA) – an alliance of councils – is urging the Federal Government to make a decision on the long-debated Inland Rail project.
Call for commitment to regional hospitals
As the State Government continues to commit funding for significant metropolitan hospital upgrades Greater Shepparton City Council mayor, Dinny Adem, highlights the need for regional hospitals
Australia’s premier infrastructure industry Expo, CIVENEX, will add seminars to the 2016 program to enhance its information supply to industry members who attend the event at the Hawkesbury Show Grounds at Richmond on May 18—19 2016.
Street art brings vibrancy from Wall to Wall
The unlikely combination of a peaceful rural town and cutting edge street art has proved a winner for Benalla Rural City, which recently hosted the second successful Wall to Wall festival.
KOMPAN introduces the MOMENTS™ School Age range*
Designed to provide active solutions that offer opportunities for increased physical fitness and motor skill proficiency in school age children, the MOMENTS™ range is a triumph resulting from extensive research and smart applied design.
Working smarter cuts construction time
A major wastewater pumping station upgrade in Wyong, New South Wales is implementing innovative construction methods to improve safety and reduce construction time.
Water-wise innovation wins the turf war
Saving water while building the resilience of turf on fields and ovals can be a long mission, but just four years into its Sports Field Improvement Program, Lake Macquarie City Council is starting to see excellent results.
Contractors you can trust*
There’s something about using contractors you can trust. Trust means you can believe what they say, that you’ll get what has been specified, and that they’ll be there for you when you have queries, or need some help, long after the works have been completed.