Sports equipment promotes healthy living in NT
A Roper Gulf Regional Council alcohol action initiative in Ngukurr will use a $10,000 Northern Territory Government grant to further promote the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices for youth through the purchase of new sporting equipment.
Increase in female voices
As election results are finalised, there has been a four per cent increase in the number of female councillors elected to councils across Victoria.
City of Boroondara wins Premier's Sustainability Award
The City of Boroondara on behalf of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) has won the Government category in this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for their program Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne's East.
Local SES heroes honoured in Rockhampton
State Emergency Service volunteers were recognised for their service to the Central Queensland community at a ceremony held in Rockhampton on Sunday 16 October.
Parramatta to join national refugee initiative
City of Parramatta is set to join the nationwide Refugee Welcome Zone initiative, demonstrating its commitment to welcoming refugees into the community and enhancing cultural diversity.
Mike Baird fronts council conference
Premier Mike Baird fronted the Local Government Association of New South Wales (LGNSW) conference today – dodging a crowd campaigning against the State’s council amalgamations.
Development Assessment Panel changes superficial
Proposed changes to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process are superficial and will not redress many of the concerns identified by the Local Government sector according to Western Australia Local Government Association President (WALGA) Councillor Lynne Craigie.
Shire of Mundaring has been named a finalist in the State Emergency Management’s WA Resilience Australia Awards.
Connecting to country
Blue Mountains City Council’s Connecting to Country program enables traditional owners to connect with Country within the Blue Mountains local government area.
Constable care keeps city safe
Constable Care will continue to spread safety education messages to schools across Melville, following another Memorandum of Understanding signed between the City and the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.
Leaking mains fixed in two days*
Ground engineering specialist Mainmark has successfully repaired a leaking water main in Lismore, New South Wales, completing the project in just two days with minimal disruption to nearby residents or power supply lines.
Refugee dads learn to cycle safe
Newcastle City Council has teamed up with Catholic Care and a support agency to teach recently arrived refugees how to cycle safely in Australia.
Joining the neighbourhood
Three councils in metropolitan Victoria have been selected to join The Neighbourhood Project, a program to transform underused locations into vibrant community spaces.
iFerret provides transformation for Local Councils*
The iFerret search and discovery solution developed by iPLATINUM is now installed at 37 councils across Australia and New Zealand and is becoming widely recognised as the defacto standard search facility for Local Government.
Whitehorse City Council in Victoria is ensuring all community members have the opportunity to communicate with Council in a manner that meets their needs.
Aboriginal council of the year
Lake Macquarie City Council has won Council of the Year at the 2016 New South Wales Local Government Aboriginal Network Awards.
Moving your paper applications online: evaluating costs*
Digital transformation in government is considered to be a major undertaking. We have seen serious moves in this area in the UK and it is brewing here in Australia with the establishment of the Digital Transformation Office.
Council childcare leads the way
Australia’s national childcare and education authority recently found local-government owned and operated services have higher standards than their commercial counterparts.
Inspired by the LG Pro leadership programs, Hepburn Shire Council identified the need to develop its internal leadership capability.
Snapping and solving
Noosa Council is embracing smartphone technology to make communication more efficient.
Keeping tabs on the environment
An operational change at the Warwick Wastewater Treatment Plant is a plus for the environment and has resulted in significant savings for Southern Downs Regional Council in Queensland.
Reducing flood risks
Mackay Regional Council has a better understanding of its region’s flood and stormwater issues following the development of a draft Flood and Stormwater Strategy.
Three questions to ask your IT Manager*
Pablo Picasso once said – “Computers are useless, they can only give you answers”. Some believe that he did not understand the power of technology. But then … performance dashboards can give answers that make perfect sense to IT Managers, and yet be useless to CEOs.