City Deal alliance
Mayors, Chief Executive Officers, and representatives from eight councils in the Greater South East Melbourne area met last month (10 December) to discuss their priorities for improving the economic, social, health and environmental wellbeing of each represented community.
Safeguarding the coast from rising seas
Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland, is rising to the challenge of climate change by implementing a range of initiatives targeted at environmental resilience and sustainability.
Aquatic centre moves to next stage
City of South Perth, Western Australia, has given approval for a proposed Recreation Aquatic Facility (RAF) project to progress to the next stage.
Gallery launches new generation of artists
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will celebrate the move to its new $50 million home later this month, with FRESH: GV Top Art & Design 2021, an exhibition that will also celebrate the creativity and quality of artistic talent of young artists throughout the North Central Victorian region in the first half of 2021.
Safer roads for cyclists
The Norwood – Magill Bikeway connecting Magill in the east, with Adelaide’s central business district, will improve cyclist safety and build higher levels of cycling participation as an environmentally friendly, healthy alternative to vehicle travel, according to Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council,
Running your own race
Burnie City Council, Tasmania, faced many challenges in 2020, some navigable, some unsurmountable.
Taking action on waste
Ipswich City Council, Queensland, has adopted a new strategic and operational approach to managing and influencing systemic changes across waste, resource recovery and the circular economy.
Excellence in asset management diversity awarded
It was a proud day for Gladstone Regional Council, Queensland, on 16 October last year, when the organisation won an award at the Asset Management Council’s Asset Management Excellence Awards.
Sports complex upgrade adds flexibility
Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland, has unveiled a new multi-sport playing field, 113 extra car parks and lighting as part of the $2.7 million upgrade of Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex.
Helpline team find work still to do
Latrobe City Council, Victoria, is continuing to help residents and businesses recover from the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rangers wrangle wayward swans
Rangers from Shire of East Pilbara, Western Australia, were on hand last month at the Newman Airport to mitigate a potential danger caused by a rare animal visitor.
Waste Warriors give more than an hour
When Campbelltown City Council, New South Wales, received a grant to expand its kitchen caddy food recycling system to an additional 18,000 residents in July 2020, it wanted a different way to engage with the community and deliver the baskets.
Locals embrace free Tai Chi
A happy group of North Queensland locals is loving Active8 Free Fitness Tai Chi classes at Rex Smeal Park, Douglas Shire.
Recycled water to help grow more trees
The world-leading project that uses waste water to irrigate Fraser Coast, Queensland, hardwood plantations, rather than ending up in the ocean, is about to grow by up to 30,000 trees.
Shared memories create a picture
Hunter’s Hill Council, New South Wales, has entered an innovative partnership with Macquarie University and Touched by Olivia, a charity that connects with families through play, creating its Livvi’s Place national network of inclusive play spaces.
Economic diversification report wins prestigious award
A report commissioned by Muswellbrook Shire Council recognising the importance of preparing for economic diversification in response to restructuring in coal and power generation, received the prestigious President’s Award at the 2020 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence.
Partnership program means zero food waste
A new initiative ‘Zero Waste Leura’ was launched in November at the village of Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, to mark the start of a year-long partnership project that aims to achieve zero food waste in Leura and beyond.
Random acts of kindness
Snowy Monaro Regional Council, New South Wales, Community Connections Groups celebrated the holiday season with a final ‘surprising’ community project to bring a tough year to its close.
Jetty reaches halfway
Construction on the new jetty at Esperance, Western Australia, has recently reached a significant milestone, with the completion the first (bent 39) of six bents that make up the third, and final, section of the jetty.