Sharing services saves councils $1.2 million
Under a shared services agreement, a group of councils in Tasmania and the Northern Territory has saved over $1.2 million and exchanged more than 14,000 hours or work over the last 12 months.
Holden workers show interest in Portland
Glenelg Shire Council is confident of attracting a number of former South Australian automobile employees to fill the skill shortage in the booming local timber industry.
Record numbers ready to run the election race
Passionate citizens are ready to represent their communities, with 2135 candidates running in the 22 October council elections, an increase of 6.5 per cent since the last elections in 2012.
Golden Plains wins at LGPro Aged and Disability Services Awards
The Victorian council won for their ‘Walk about Australia and up the guts’ program – an interactive, low cost, high impact, easy-to-follow program that targets the physical health and emotional wellbeing of participants by tracking steps towards a virtual walk around Australia.
You are not alone
In an effort to make the City of Melville more dementia-friendly for the growing number of residents now living with the disease, the community are being encouraged to get involved during Dementia Awareness Month throughout September.
Town crier champion crowned
The 25th National Town Crier Championships, hosted by Redland City Council in Queensland on the weekend, proved to be a resounding success.
By securing a seat at the decision-making table, councillors across Australia are helping to change attitudes and bring disability into the ordinary.
Students learn of life in a refugee camp
Wollongong has a long history of supporting refugees and Wollongong City Council is helping educate students about the realities facing those forced to flee their home countries.
Smart Cities Plan - The Good Oil by Rod Brown
The Abbott Government walked away from urban development, and Conservative governments are wary of using the term ‘plan’.
So blow me down if the Turnbull Government announced the Smart Cities Plan earlier this year. (Hoorays to Lucy Turnbull for championing this.)
Feature: FOCUS on Training and Professional Development
Council traineeships strengthen workforce
As one of the largest employers in its region, Alexandrina Council recognises the importance of employing and training local youth – and the benefits flow two ways.
Council puts safety first with STOP-IT
A potentially life-saving emergency stop system has been fitted to Logan City Council’s earthmoving and construction equipment to improve public safety.
Partnerships help develop youth
The Town of Victoria Park is partnering with two local organisations to provide employment, training and education opportunities for local young people, many of them Indigenous.
City Knows the Value of Learning
The City of Rockingham in Western Australia is committed to the professional development of its employees – so much so that it has made it one of its core values.
The reTHINK disABILITY community awareness campaign was highly commended in the Excellence in Advocacy and Promotion of Human Rights category at the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards in June.