Councils to lead bushfire recovery
An additional $2 billion will be handed to state governments by close of business tomorrow to kick start the Local Government led infrastructure rebuilding program.
LGAQ partners with Government to prevent domestic violence
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) will receive $75,000 from the Queensland Government, in a cost sharing arrangement, to fund a dedicated domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention project officer for a year.
Big green deal
The City of Sydney has unveiled the biggest standalone renewables deal for an Australian council.
Collective action on the drought
Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Queensland, hosted a drought support forum in late September, focusing on the plight of the region’s livestock farmers.
Long Live You champions aim to inspire
Table tennis, weight classes, cycling, swimming, surfing and dragon boat racing are regular activities Great Southern over 60’s community champions from City of Albany, Western Australia, take on in a new campaign designed to inspire the inactive over 60’s to become more active.
Waste campaign success
China’s ban in early 2018, on recyclable materials from Australia, prompted the City of Gosnells, Western Australia, like many local governments, to act quickly to educate and engage residents about what this meant for the local and wider community.
From rubbish bin to dinner plate
This Christmas, your festive crayfish meal may be caught in a craypot made from recycled rubbish bin lids, thanks to an innovative collaboration between the City of Cockburn, Western Australia, and local business Green Machines Lab (GML).
Improvements since amalgamation
Inner West Council, New South Wales, has completed an 18 month review of its operational service areas, including resource recovery, civil works, parks and streetscapes teams.
Better service online
Expectations were high in May 2019 when Boroondara Council, Victoria, launched its new online pet registration form.
Driving reconciliation for 20 years
Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee, City of Newcastle, New South Wales, has celebrated two decades of strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Novocastrians.
Parking permits go digital
In a first for local government in New South Wales, Mosman Council has updated its parking permit system to online system vPermit, and all parking permits issued by Council are now digital.
Which Bin? competition targets cleaner waste
Moree Plains Shire Council, New South Wales, is targeting waste contamination with their new Which Bin? competition encouraging local residents to correctly dispose of recycling and organic waste.