The pressure on men to follow outdated stereotypes of masculinity is contributing to their anxiety, depression, risky drinking and violence against women, according to local research study The Man Box.
Closing the gap 2020
A new national agreement to redress inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was released by the Commonwealth Government on 30 July.
Kids in Action wins Reconciliation Award
Sunshine Coast Council’s 2019 Kids in Action program has been recognised for the role it played in building deeper connections between the Jinibara and Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi First Nations people and the region’s children, by winning the Queensland Reconciliation Award for partnership.
A focus on culture*
Just as every organization has its own mission, values and vision, every organization has its own unique culture.
Youth project against family violence
A campaign against family violence conceived by young people from Greater Dandenong, Victoria, has been recognised at the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.
Innovation during the peak of a pandemic
From virtual yoga and gardening tours to online children’s programs and nutrition sessions – the Town of Walkerville has proven that a little community can go a long way in achieving big things.
Stormwater to water street trees
Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland, has joined the growing list of communities around the world providing an innovative way to water street trees.
Working for Victoria is working for Central Highlands
The councils of Central Highlands Councils Victoria (CHCV), an alliance of eight central Victorian municipal councils, will welcome 189 new fixed-term employees this year, with funding delivered by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.
Care packages for everyone
When Western Australia went into lockdown as part of the COVID-19 response, the Shire of Upper Gascoyne, one of the most remote local government areas in the country, created a COVID care-package for each household located within the Shire Boundary.
Robot dredge cleans drains at a distance
Brisbane City Council has harnessed innovation to improve safety by using an unmanned robotic sludge and sediment dredging machine, known as a MudCat, to keep stormwater drains flowing.
State of the art bike path
City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria, is breaking new ground with a new, two-way bike path connecting Latrobe University and Bendigo South East College to the Back Creek off road shared path.
Feature: Community service, leisure, parks & gardens
Security and safety upgrade delivered
A new CoSafe model has launched onto the streets of City of Cockburn, Western Australia, following a thorough two year review to deliver a highly qualified, responsive safety and security patrol service that meets community expectations.
Plan guides town centre development
Mount Alexander Shire Council, Victoria, has adopted a streetscape plan and design standards for Castlemaine to guide the development of a more attractive and functional commercial centre while working with the historical features of the picturesque 19th century town.
Beautiful city of the north
City of Darwin’s $3.7 million Daly Street beautification project has been completed, on time and on budget, with the project led and delivered by City of Darwin staff.
Reaching Out reduces street homelessness
In response to rising street homelessness Inner West Council, New South Wales, partnered with eight community and state government agencies to form the Inner West Homelessness Outreach Collaboration and has been patrolling the Inner West Council area since 2016.
Adventure launched at The Station
Barossa Council, South Australia, has launched the much anticipated Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston – a $2.5 million dollar project which is part of Council’s The Big Project, a 50 year infrastructure roadmap for the region.
Focus on play for everyone
Nine all-abilities playgrounds will be developed by the City of Gosnells, Western Australia, in the next two years, to improve access to play areas for local young people with disability.
City development to propel WA beyond COVID-19
The Property Council Western Australia’s Emerging Stronger Together Report has identified Cannington as a key activity centre for the State Government to invest in as Western Australia starts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crystal Brook is on the map
Crystal Brook is an idyllic country town in South Australia, with a strong community spirit but two major Port Pirie Regional Council projects are putting this peaceful town on the map.
Smart locker technology keeps beach goers safe
Beach and gym-goers will have increased peace of mind that their belongings are safe while they swim or workout, thanks to newly installed Yellowbox smart lockers at Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach and the Des Renford Leisure Centre.
Keeping the city green
Armadale is one of the fastest growing areas in Perth, Western Australia, and with this rapid urban expansion comes a loss of canopy and a greater need to plant and maintain trees, creating what is commonly known as an urban forest.
Renovators delight takes home the prize
In a bold decision to take destiny into its own hands, Kingston District Council, South Australia, acquired the town’s only caravan park – a poorly run, disreputable and unsightly offering – and created a thriving tourist destination, stimulating the local economy with an increase in annual occupancy at the Park from 45-60 percent.
Excellence in vegetation management*
PowerClear based in South East Queensland, is committed to delivering excellence to clients within the Arboricultural and Horticultural industries.