Australia’s emissions are at their lowest level in more than 25 years according to the latest Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
Biggest is the best
The GrainCorp silos at Yelarbon, Queensland, were named the nation’s Best Rural Art at the Australian Street Art Awards on 2 March.
Recycling grant goes to hockey field redevelopment
Darebin City Council, Victoria, has received a recycling infrastructure grant to redevelop a local hockey field using recycled materials as part of a $4.4 million program to encourage innovators to create everyday products from reusable waste.
Cemetery upgrade for the future
Shire of Narembeen, Western Australia, recently undertook significant re-development works at the Emu Hill Public Cemetery in Narembeen.
High school students contribute to plan
Katoomba High School students are collaborating with Blue Mountains City Council, New South Wales, to plan for Katoomba Town Centre and the Civic Centre redevelopment, as part of their geography studies.
Support for small business
Scenic Rim Council has joined a small but growing group of Queensland councils, to sign the Small Business Friendly Council (SBFC) charter, actively supporting small businesses in their area and helping them recover and build resilience following disasters and economic challenges.
Collaboration agreement signed
Victoria’s South West will benefit from a new agreement between Deakin University and Glenelg Shire Council focusing on increasing local participation in tertiary education and helping unlock the economic potential of the region.
Storyboards share town’s history
Storyboards depicting the history of the St James area have been erected in front of the popular silo art installation in this small but vibrant township thanks to a $5,000 grant from Moira Shire Council, Victoria.
Oval lights up for the first time
Alice Springs Town Council, Northern Territory, switched on the light towers at Albrecht Oval in time for the Imparja Cup opener on 15 February.
Small scale recycling
City of Mount Gambier, South Australia, has introduced a small scale recycling system in the Civic Centre foyer for bread tags, plastic bottle lids, used toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes.
Seniors Exercise Park
Older adults in Ballarat can enjoy greater outdoor physical activity following the launch of regional Victoria’s first Seniors Exercise Park.
One-stop shop to manage City projects
Consistently meeting timelines and budgets can be elusive when delivering multiple multi-million-dollar community infrastructure projects each year but the use of a customised project management framework (PMF) is giving the City of Gosnells, Western Australia, clear results.
Digital payroll brings efficiencies
The Town of East Fremantle, Western Australia, has furthered its reputation as an early adopter of technology and innovation by being one of Perth’s first councils to deploy an entirely digital payroll system.
Beautification begins with Town Square
Logan City Council, Queensland, has begun the beautification of Beenleigh with a raft of community-inspired projects and a specific focus on public safety with new CCTV cameras set to be installed.
Library lovers just swipe right
Wollongong City Libraries, New South Wales, started a long-distance relationship with members on Library Lovers Day, Sunday 14 February.
One-stop-shop for grant funding
City of Newcastle, New South Wales, is making it easier for the community to access more than 1000 grant funding opportunities through a new online service, Newcastle Grant Finder.
Cashless parking trialled
Brisbane City Council announced the end to cash payments at 960 parking meters which operate 7500 parking spaces around Auchenflower, Buranda, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Milton, Newstead, South Brisbane, West End and Woolloongabba.
Ready to go after dark at the library
Glenelg Shire Council, Victoria, is increasing the evening entertainment options with a series of late-night events and activities at the Portland Library.
Savings stack up
Trees consumed and CO2 produced by paper production has been drastically reduced with the City of Greater Geraldton, Western Australia, implementing a swath of changes to its printer fleet.
In this era of ever changing and persistent cyber threats, the City of Cockburn, Western Australia, is about half way towards achieving international certification for ISO 27001.
CCTV boosts town security
Shire of Esperance, Western Australia, is boosting security with investments in CCTV within the Esperance township central business district (CBD).
New mobile library has hit the road
A brand new, more versatile, Mobile Library packed with more than 2500 items hit the roads of Noosa Shire, Queensland, just before Christmas.
Youngsters.co supports seniors’ learning
Seniors across the Coffs Coast, New South Wales, who need help with their technology have the chance to learn new skills at Coffs Harbour Library branches with the help of local youngsters.
Training makes working from home safer
City of South Perth, Western Australia, takes cybersecurity seriously and understands that our increasingly digital way of living and working creates new risks.
Upcoming collection of unwanted agvet chemicals*
Agsafe’s product stewardship programs, drumMUSTER and ChemClear, provide farmers with a reliable pathway for the safe disposal of empty agvet containers as well as any unused or obsolete agvet chemicals.
Remote communities online
Central Desert Regional Council, Northern Territory, is working hard to improve conditions in the remote communities of Nyirripi, Engawala and Laramba.
Library transition benefits
Plans are now well advanced for the transition of the Colac Otway Shire (COS), Victoria, libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC), and residents are set to reap the benefits of an expanded library service.