Cyber security was placed squarely centre stage for Australian governments and businesses last month, when this country’s Federal Government and its allies accused the Chinese Government of officially sanctioned cybercrimes.
History is only the beginning for Expo 2021
Cooktown and Cape York Expo 2021 held this year from 11-20 June attracted government officials, international dignitaries, visitors and community members from across Cape York and Australia, culminating in a spectacular closing ceremony including the final performance of the Warrma and a fireworks display over the Endeavour River.
Public Art Selected
City of Darwin has selected a concept design for the Bicentennial Park Public Art Project which brings together two cultural stories deeply connected to the site chosen for the installation.
Cities are the secret weapon
On 22 June 2021 a group of leading mayors travelled to Canberra to launch new research showing the emission reductions planned by just 60 of Australia’s local government areas would achieve 96 percent of the current national target – a 28 percent reduction by 2030.
Lighting up the town
A bright, warm and more inviting central business district (CBD) could soon be on the way with Toowoomba Regional Council, Queensland, voting last month in favour of developing a lighting strategy to enhance the night-time experience.
Feature: Community services, leisure, parks & garden
Levelling the playing field
Brimbank City Council, Victoria, has announced a new partnership with Reclink Australia aimed at improving access to Council’s leisure centres for the Brimbank community.
Boat ramp rolled out*
Kingston District Council, South Australia, has used a military-style ‘boat-ramp-on-a-roll’ to improve boat launching and general beach access.
Costumes and comics at the library
Cairns City Library, Queensland, tapped into the ongoing success of the Marvel and DC movie franchises for Comic Fest weekend last month.
Frontier Wars Memorial Avenue
The Manna Gums on the Malmsbury-Daylesford Road in Daylesford, Victoria, is the site for an Aboriginal Peoples Memorial Avenue, opened at the conclusion of NAIDOC Week.
Beauty in the beast
A collaborative mural by more than 200 students across Tasmania has seen the outside walls of the Devonport Regional Gallery donned in an Exquisite Beast paste-up mural.
Endangered birds recover
Efforts by Central Coast Council, New South Wales, to protect the Little
Tern have seen record numbers of the endangered coastal bird at Karagi
Point North Entrance, officially marking the site as crucial for the species’
Inspiring winning photos
The annual City of Kwinana, Western Australia, photography competition this year captured the area’s inspiring places, people and things.
Annual turf management plan*
Undertaking turf renovation operations in a narrow renovation season each year requires the proactive scheduling of turf management activities to ensure value for money and quality outcomes.
Coin tossed on synthetic pitch
Baw Baw Shire Council, Victoria, has delivered a $2 million upgrade which last month saw the first game of senior soccer played on Baxter Park’s synthetic soccer pitch.
Cassy’s legacy lives on
Gladstone Regional Council, Queensland, has recently completed upgrades to the Cassy Lives Skate Park including landscaping, seating, bins and signage.
Sporting infrastructure boosted
Liverpool City Council has been granted over $710,000 in funding from the New South Wales Government to upgrade and further improve the quality of sporting infrastructure for all abilities around the Liverpool Local Government Area.
World class sports hub grows
South Australia’s only international-standard BMX track and a soccer facility worth more than $13 million will be better than ever with the announcement that City of Marion has plans for a pump track to be added to the site.
Growing a career in gardening
After spending four weeks last month doing work experience at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, student Declan Baulch is keen to find part-time work in the gardening industry.
Making room for the homeless
City of Melbourne is delivering on its commitment to provide a safe place to stay for people sleeping rough on the streets by converting an old industrial building in the central business district CBD into supported accommodation.