Regional road safety initiative funded
The Western Australian (WA) Government has secured a funding partnership with the Commonwealth Government to boost the state’s Regional Road Safety Improvement Program.
Councils call for certainty as Water Ministers meet today
As water Ministers meet today for the first time since December, the Murray River Group of Councils is pressing for clear and decisive action that will prioritise certainty for the future of the Murray Darling Basin Plan implementation.
Women in local government receive federal support
The Federal Government announced yesterday $1.8 million to be granted this financial year (2019-20), under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP), to four projects targeted towards achieving women’s economic security, and supporting women during the pandemic.
Renewable energy agreement delivers
Hawkesbury City Council, New South Wales, has taken a major step towards its goal of achieving net-zero emissions, with the signing of a long-term energy contract with ENGIE, underpinned by renewable energy.
A Total Fire Ban was declared in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Western Australia, on 22 May 2020.
Bush returns to life
Before being almost entirely consumed by the catastrophic December 2019 Cudlee Creek Bushfire, the Lobethal Bushland Park was teeming with life.
Apple education goes viral
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, Western Australia, has two unofficial mascots ‘Donny’ and ‘Brook’, and they take their role seriously.
A stand against bullying
Cessnock City Council, New South Wales, was awash with blue in early May, in support of Do It For Dolly Day, in memory of 14 year old Dolly Everett, a victim of relentless bullying, who took her own life in January 2018.
Capturing history with ‘My COVID-19’
With COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease, City of Mount Gambier, South Australia, is calling on its community to share their experiences during the pandemic and be part of the local story ‘My COVID-19’.
Doorstep delivery is out of the box
Scenic Rim Regional Council, Queensland, has taken an out of the box approach to meeting the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, partnering with local producers to enable the launch of a ‘farm to you’ delivery service, Scenic Rim Farm Box.
Staff embrace redeployment opportunities
Wollondilly Council staff whose roles have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 social distancing measures have been given the opportunity to support other critical service areas and to try something new through redeployment.
Innovative design by local request
Burdekin Shire Council has installed a state-of-the-art new swing design at Coutts Park playground, allowing parents and their young children to enjoy the facilities together.
Barossa Council, South Australia, has begun work on the $890,000 redevelopment of sporting facilities at Nuriootpa’s sports precinct.
Microgrid for the Daintree gains support
A microgrid using solar power and hydrogen technology to provide clean and reliable energy north of the Daintree River has received support from the Douglas Shire Council, Queensland.
A cleaner energy future
A community group has been created in Yea, Victoria, to focus on energy efficient solutions for the town, with a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Waste to Energy facility takes shape
City of Gosnells is one of eight local governments in Perth’s south keeping a close watch on development of Australia’s first Waste to Energy (WtE) facility.
Making the Switch in record time
City of Palmerston, Northern Territory, is kicking energy efficiency goals after completing its Making the Switch program 12 months ahead of schedule.
Cutting edge organics recycling facility
City of Newcastle, New South Wales, has awarded a contract for an advanced organics recycling facility as part of a 25 year commitment to revolutionise food and garden waste treatment.
Waterwise gold rating
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Western Australia, has been recognised as a 2020 Gold Waterwise Council for its commitment to water conservation and supporting water wise communities.
Saving a slice of history
The red cliffs that literally gave the Redcliffe Peninsula, Queensland, its name have been saved from coastal erosion thanks to an ingenious design conceived by a team that usually works beneath the surface.
Experts in vegetation management*
PowerClear based in South East Queensland, is committed to delivering excellence to clients within the arboricultural and tree planting services industry.
Going green through innovative scheme
A small business in the Victorian town of Warrnambool is adding major sustainability upgrades to its buildings with a little help from Council and a new incentive scheme.
Coastal recreational walk
Ballina Shire Council, New South Wales, has begun works to upgrade a three km section of the Coastal Recreational Walk from Sharpes Beach to Pat Morton.
Recycling programs save
Advances at the award-winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility,
Queensland, have given residents and businesses more opportunities to recycle
household electrical and electronic items, plus bulky polystyrene packaging.
Solar power upgrade
Shire of Exmouth, Western Australia, has partnered with the Minderoo Foundation and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to establish the Ningaloo Centre as a more sustainable facility with annual savings in excess of $180,000 per annum.
New Eureka offers contemporary modular design*
Landmark Products, Australia’s leading provider of pre-fabricated restrooms, is excited to launch the new modular ‘Eureka series’, incorporating more than 30 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing restrooms – specifically for Australia’s diverse environment.
Community collaborates on coastal restoration
Over the past two years Shire of Esperance, in collaboration with South Coast Natural Resource Management (SCNRM), the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), and Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (ETNTAC), has been working hard to rehabilitate degraded coastal sites in and around the south east region of Western Australia.
Minimum recycled content needed for export ban success*
As the federal and state governments move towards a welcome ban on the export of waste tyres, including whole baled tyres, the opportunities for industry to work together with governments and the community to increase the domestic use of recycled tyre products is huge.