Focus On... Best Practice

  • Rallying to the technology cause
    In September, Coffs Harbour hosted the Australian round of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) World Rally Championship, the Coates Hire Rally Australia, for the third year.
  • City of Casey Believes Good Procurement Relies on More Than Talk, Talk, Talk*
    As with most things in life, communication is key. But within council procurement activities, talk is not enough. Risk must be mitigated by ensuring all ‘talk’ is transparent, consistent and retrievable. The tendering process invariably leads to questions from suppliers, and communication glitches can quickly escalate to a council coming under scrutiny - causing expense, delay and distraction.
  • Future Directions - Banyule City Council
    Stormwater harvesting is proving far more than a storm in a teacup as it delivers multiple benefits to Banyule Council, residents and the environment.
  • Online pet registration
    Sutherland Shire Council residents can now register their dog or cat online on council’s website, a first in Australia.
  • Big Roads Grow
    Queensland’s Mornington Shire Council is undertaking a road rehabilitation project, giving locals and visitors a much smoother, safer journey.
  • Rusty shelving can make you sick*
    Food safety has always been critical in the Australian foodservice market.
  • Teamwork brings refreshed website
    Charters Towers Regional Council has launched its refreshed website.
  • Food for the mind
    Coffs Harbour City Library aims to makes sure that every member of the community has access to reading, including the clients of the Uniting Church Soup Kitchen in the city centre.
  • Bouncing to success
    The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce has set a new record in accruing members, now having 400 members.
  • Kicking goals in digital communication
    The City of Unley’s community magazine Unley Life, will be made available to download free on a range of mobile devices.
  • Contributions to Aboriginal community
    Moree Plains Shire Council has been named Council of the Year 2014 at the Local Government Aboriginal Network (LGAN) Conference in Narrandera.
  • Preconfigured approach to business intelligence
    TechnologyOne’s preconfigured Business Intelligence solution has enabled Logan City Council to implement the system quickly and easily, and realise immediate time and cost savings.
  • Good news for Glenbrook lagoon
    A seven-year project at Blue Mountains City Council has restored the most polluted waterway in the Blue Mountains into a perfect habitat for aquatic life.
  • Four tonnes of rubbish removed
    Bed frames, mattresses, vertical blinds, hot water systems, tyres and roofing iron were among the items found on Burdekin’s Great Northern Clean Up of the Burdekin River bed.
  • The Internet of Asset Management*
    Society today is all about information.
  • Energy efficient fit
    Roper Gulf Regional Council in the Northern Territory will improve the energy efficiency of its nine regional offices following a grant of just over $500,000 from the Australian Government.
  • Councils boost productivity on road maintenance*
    Council and shire road maintenance crews are cutting the amount of travel time required for road maintenance on their unsealed road networks by using an Australian-made product called PolyCom Stabilising Aid.