Young leaders appointed
Nine young people from the Southern Downs have been appointed to the Southern Downs Young Leaders Program and are looking forward to bringing exciting initiatives to the region as well as tackling youth issues.
Commitment to prevention of family violence
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has formally committed to the prevention of family violence across the peninsula and is developing a three-year prevention implementation plan as part of a broader Community Harm Prevention Strategy.
Council sponsors student to experience rural life
In February 2014, Tenterfield Shire Council resolved to participate in the Bush Bursary/Country Women’s Association Scholarship Scheme, which allows a medical student to spend two weeks of rural placement in a Council area.
National awards for public participation
The City of Greater Geraldton has won three major awards at the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia’s 2014 Core Values Awards ceremony in Sydney for Australasian ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Best Planning Project’ in Australasia and ‘Best Research Project’ in Australasia.
Grants to help neighbours get together
Brimbank City Council is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbours by offering grants for activities that will bring people together on annual Neighbour Day on Sunday 29 March.
The power of a not-for-profit*
Accounting, financial planning, mortgage broking, insurance, personal loans and wills are some of the services that the Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) offers its members.
Safety awareness and loud sirens
Police officers and firemen have entertained and inspired children aged three to eight years old at the City of Melville’s annual Safety and Sirens event.
Stepping into the world of directorship
The Queensland Central Highlands’ peak non-profit organisations have come together to better understand the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of company directorship and contemporary corporate governance.
Australias economic and workforce powerhouse*
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), based at the University of Technology Sydney, is launching Australia’s first, extensive profile of the local government workforce.
Businesses asked to Keep It Clear!
Wollongong City Council is asking all business owners and retailers to help provide easy access for all people through the Keep It Clear campaign.
Casserole Club connecting the community
The City of Boroondara is recruiting cooks and diners to take part in Casserole Club, an innovative meals sharing pilot program that originated in the United Kingdom.
New face for local youth services
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has welcomed Margaret River Senior High School graduate Molly Ryan into the role of Community Development Trainee, a bursary position awarded to a local young person every 12 months.