Don’t waste it
The City of Melbourne has backed a campaign from the Municipal Association of Victoria calling for the introduction of a
state-wide Container Deposit Scheme.
Councils combine to combat water crisis
A new campaign urging families to practice waterwise habits that are passed down from generation to generation, such as turning off the tap when brushing teeth, was rolled out in August.
Call for more Regional Deals
The Australian Infrastructure 2019 Audit released last month has revealed that cities like Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, are at risk of being left behind as the infrastructure gap widens between regional cities and capital cities.
Origins of public housing preserved
Regional Council of Goyder, South Australia, will bring the past alive with a proposal for the 'Conservation and Activation of Paxton Square Cottages Heritage Site', thanks to a $400,000 Australian Heritage grant from the Commonwealth Government and $100,000 from Council.
A new chapter begins
Port Hedland Council, Western Australia, has taken action to address the region’s critical shortage of child care placements by transforming the library on Dempster Street into space for child care service delivery in 2020.
Mayor leads in a dance for rain
With a 50 percent chance of rainfall on the last day in July, Mayor of Tenterfield Shire Council, New South Wales, Peter Petty, ably aided by Deputy Mayor, Greg Sauer, and Councillors Tom Peters and Gary Verri, participated in a potentially rain bringing, drought breaking, Chicken Dance in Bruxner Park, joined by littlies from the Tenterfield Childcare Centre and several other enthusiastic participants.
Public works conference not just about jobs on the ground
If you walked on a footpath, drove down a street, crossed a bridge or visited a council building today, it’s because teams of public works professionals had been there in the past, to plan, design, build and upgrade everything you need to get around in safety.
New system manages infrastructure for free
Councils can now monitor street signs for repair or replacement by tapping into Google Street View images, thanks to a program developed by geospatial scientists at Victoria’s RMIT University.
Respite centre opens in Ti Tree
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC), Northern Territory, opened the first Flexi overnight respite centre in Ti Tree on 3 July 2019.
GigCity network expands
High-speed gigabit internet will be available in South Australia’s two largest regional cities, Whyalla and Mount Gambier, by the end of the year.
Joint deal for kerbside collection
A joint procurement exercise by Isaac and Central Highlands Councils, Queensland, has brought a better deal for kerbside collection, as one of the region’s biggest council contracts was signed, sealed and delivered.
Multi-tasking made easy by Autowbar®*
One of the many innovative towing solutions offered within the comprehensive Bartlett heavy-duty truck towbar range is the user friendly, highly versatile Autowbar® system.
Reclaiming water for industry and lakes
Colac Otway Shire is seeking support for a proposal to take water from Black Rock on the Victorian coast near Geelong, to Lake Colac in the state’s west, for industry and agriculture and to replenish the region’s lakes.
Geospatial enterprise portal
Recognised in June as a National iAwards Finalist for the Most Effective Government Solution at the 28th WAITTA (Western Australia Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance) Incite Awards, the City of Bayswater’s Geospatial Enterprise Portal (City Maps Gallery) has revolutionised the way the City delivers services, exchanges information and communicates with the community.
Cultural awareness guide
Coffs Harbour City Council, New South Wales, has adopted an Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Engagement Guide, to assist councillors, staff and volunteers to provide a consistent and respectful approach to engaging with the Aboriginal community.
Best practice water sensitive design
MidCoast Council’s focus on developing an industry-leading water sensitive design policy is helping protect the health of the New South Wales (NSW) region’s waterways – vitally important for local primary producers and the tourism industry.
Australia’s best library
Shellharbour City Library, New South Wales (NSW), has won the prestigious Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Public Library Design Awards 2019.
Green cover keeps Claremont coolest
The Town of Claremont is the West Australian (WA) council least vulnerable to extreme heat thanks to its green spaces and plentiful trees and shrubs, a new report has found.
Upgrades for Blue Mountains district parks
All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, as part of the Western Sydney City Deal.
Local answer to mounting waste
Lockhart Shire Council, New South Wales (NSW), is reducing stockpiles of glass waste and at the same time extending the life of its own quarries by using crushed glass in its road base material.
Investing in water
Dubbo Regional Council has welcomed a commitment of $30 million from the New South Wales Government to plan the expansion of the local underground water supply.
Website improves as it’s being built
When charged with involving the community in the creation of a new website, Lake Macquarie City Council’s web project team tackled it by releasing a beta (partial) version and inviting users to provide live feedback.
Community engagement increases dialogue
Willoughby City Council, New South Wales, have introduced monthly information seminars, providing the community with a forum to hear about significant issues and projects.
Canning’s digital transformation begins
A plan for the digital transformation of City of Canning, Western Australia, has been endorsed by Council, paving the way for a range of exciting and innovative projects that will shape the City’s digital and technological future.
Benevolent Fund leads by example*
Imagine being handed a diagnosis for your child that suddenly changes your lives from that moment on – an outlook where simple ‘givens’ like walking, talking, eating or going to school are suddenly unknown.
Transport vehicle upgrade
For over 15 years, the Kingston District Council, South Australia, has provided a vehicle to the Australian Red Cross for use as
a Community Passenger Transport Vehicle.