Suiting up for a cause
Sydney marathon runner Mike Tozer broke the world record for running a half marathon in a business suit this weekend in Blacktown.
World Hepatitis Day highlights treatment improvements
Assistant Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris on Wednesday met clinicians and community organisations ahead of World Hepatitis Day to highlight progress in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) around improving access to treatment services.
Former councillors continue to represent
At its Council meeting on 25 July City of Parramatta confirmed the makeup of its Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) and Former Councillor Representation Committee (FCRC)
Local government should set its own agenda
Over the past weeks, the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) in concert with many mayors, councillors, CEOs and councils officers have been dissecting and debating the proposals put forward in the Local Government Act Review directions paper.
New South Wales council amalgamations and the waste contract pathway
As New South Wales council amalgamations take effect, the councils impacted will have to plan for eventual integration of their residential and commercial waste services. Ahead of this year’s Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), Dr Ron Wainberg and Kiera Crosariol discuss the issue.
Innovation is key
The 2016 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly (NGA) discussed the innovation needed to solve the problems facing Australian cities and regions.
Council goes to school
Cairns Regional Council has used its resources to prepare a suite of activities and toolkits for the region’s school curriculums.
Building a resilient city
Councils across Melbourne have joined together, along with community organisations and the Victorian Government, to plan for a more resilient city.
Helping patients make fresh tracks
Ku-ring-gai Council on Sydney’s north shore is working in partnership with the Fresh Tracks Foundation to improve the lives of patients with an acquired brain injury.
East meets West
The City of Mount Gambier has commenced works to transform a current rail corridor into a shared cycling/walking path that will join East and West Mount Gambier.
We are living in uncertain times. As this edition goes to press, federal votes continue to be tallied, with an outcome still not in sight. An excruciatingly long campaign has ticked over into an excruciatingly long wait for a result.
Feature: FOCUS on Financial Sustainability & Asset Management
Keeping the Territory moving
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) plays a unique role among Australian peak municipal bodies in road management, maintaining a massive amount of the Territory’s roads.
Paving the way to better roads
Isaac Regional Council’s road operations have received an efficiency boost with the purchase of three new graders equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
Fleet’s best-loved sedans have just got better*
The leaders in the sedan pack have been further improved, making them an even surer bet for your fleet. Both Toyota Camry Altise and Aurion AT-X have been stalwarts of government fleets for years.
The popularity of the new hi-tech LUXMANN CORNEA® LED streetlights*
More and more Local Governments are adopting the new hi-tech LUXMANN CORNEA® LED streetlights, which, as was reported in our April issue, received a glowing reception when they were installed in Minjilang Arnhem Council last December and were one of only a few electronic assets to survive a lightning strike in the region.
Mobile technology helps workflow
South Gippsland Shire Council is utilising mobile technology to make its operations run smoother and better assist its community.
Mainmark helps address flood mitigation*
Concrete deterioration is a common challenge in the management of sewerage and waste water infrastructure, caused by ongoing exposure to harsh chemicals and gases associated with these environments.
Ancestral stories shared over breakfast
The Lord Mayor of Darwin Katrina Fong Lim enthralled the packed annual Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) breakfast at the National General Assembly.