Container deposit scheme for Victoria announced
Victoria will adopt a container deposit scheme by 2023 and a new four bin kerbside collection, as part of a plan to reduce waste going to landfill by 80 percent in ten years in a massive overhaul of the state’s waste and recycling system by the Andrews Labor Government.
Farm waste to fuel
The first sod was turned this month in Moira Shire, Central Victoria, on Australia’s first renewable energy facility that will generate carbon neutral energy and fuel from agricultural waste.
Energy from waste facility
Australia’s second large-scale energy from waste (EfW) plant is being built at East Rockingham, Western Australia.
NZ football team adopts local community
New Zealand football team, Vodafone Warriors, a member of the National Rugby League, announced in December 2019, they were adopting the northern New South Wales town of Tenterfield, one of many communities suffering acutely after being ravaged by drought and bushfires.
Virtually no wet feet on Yongala dive
Tourism in Burdekin Shire Council, Queensland, has taken a new turn following the latest installation at the Home Hill Gateway and Plantation Park Visitor Information Centres.
More sustainable events this summer
Bio-glitter, a bike valet, free drinking water and compostable food packaging are just some of the environmentally-conscious measures now being used to make City of Gosnells, Western Australia, events more sustainable.
Buy Local Gift Card reaches new milestone
The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card, an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council, New South Wales, which encourages people to shop locally, hit a new milestone in December with more than half a million dollars being loaded onto the cards.
Roads transferred back to the State
Local Government New South Wales (LGNSW) has welcomed the State government’s appointment of an expert panel to identify up to 15,000 kilometres of council-managed roads in rural and regional areas to be
hand-back to the state government.
The importance of good fleet management*
The importance of good fleet management cannot be overstated. But why is it that plant and vehicles need to be managed efficiently, effectively and with safety in mind?
Young recruits join the team
Sixteen young recruits have been welcomed to the ranks of Richmond Valley Council, New South Wales, in preparation for another successful year of Council’s award-winning Youth Employment Strategy (YES).
Developing our people
More employees than ever at City of Cockburn, Western Australia, are accessing inspirational workplace leadership training once reserved for supervisors attending traditional 1-2 day training courses.
Staff Voice produces outcomes
Mosman Council, New South Wales, has been expanding its suite of professional corporate development and recognition programs following an award last year recognising its excellent management practices and highly engaged workforce.
Getting savvy with technology
Over 100 staff from Queensland’s Central Highlands Regional Council have taken part in an internal Tech Savvy course, which aims to build employees basic technology and computer skills.
Up-and-coming engineers sample local government
Three Central Queensland councils have collaborated to give civil engineering students on-the-job work experience in local government and encourage young professionals to work in regional communities.
Life guards open doors
A Pool Life Guard program delivered by Moreland City Council and Life Saving Victoria has provided successful pathways to employment for young locals, aged 17 to 24, with high employment outcomes over the last four years.
Training trainers to build capacity
TasTAFE, in partnership with West Coast Council and Skills Tasmania, Study Hub West Coast and the West Coast Council Education and Training Advisory Committee, is offering residents the opportunity to study locally for a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification as part of the new West Coast Capacity Training Project (WCCTP).
Employing and training local youth
Shire of Exmouth, Western Australia, is actively working to improve employment opportunities for local youth by working closely with the Exmouth District High School to enable and encourage the employment of year 12 graduates within the local government.
Jobs Expo offers wealth of information
This year’s Fraser Coast Jobs Expo will bring together job seekers, employers and recruitment agencies from throughout Hervey Bay, Maryborough and surrounding towns.
Construction students learn on the job
City of Wollongong, New South Wales (NSW), has constructed three new holiday cabins at Bulli Beach Tourist Park, with the help of the students at TAFE Illawarra.
FIFO workers agree to stay
Maranoa Regional Council, Queensland, has signed a landmark agreement with coal seam gas producer, Australia-Pacific LNG (APLNG), that will see a number of fly-in fly-out workers transitioned to live locally, providing a welcomed boost to the Maranoa’s population and economy by an estimated $10 million each year.
Training solid gold volunteers
Town of Port Hedland, Western Australia, has been awarded Gold in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards, in recognition of its dedication and support of fire and emergency service volunteers.
Community helps with shaping the future
Wakefield Regional Council, South Australia, asked residents to help shape the region’s future, as it takes the first steps towards building its strategic plan for the next 10 years.