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  • Funding to flow following Canberra delegation
    The future of South East Queensland’s (SEQ) waterways is looking clearer following successful discussions by the SEQ Mayors in Canberra.
  • NCCs 10th Biennial Bushfire Conference
    More than 200 delegates, including a large contingent from local government, will come to Sydney for the 10th biennial Bushfire Conference to be held on the 26th & 27th May.
  • Future Directions - City of Fremantle
    Fremantle looks to the future with new Integrated Transport Strategy
  • New ponds for Gungahlin
    Australian Capital Territory legislative assembly member Meegan Fitzharris joined members of the local school and Indigenous communities and the Gungahlin community Council to officially launch the Gungahlin Valley Ponds.
  • Rural councils seek new way forward
    Rural councils are working together to develop new ideas and approaches to secure their financial and operational futures and the economic and social futures of their communities.
  • Queens Park receives a royal upgrade*
    In 2009, a Masterplan for Queens Park was developed by the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) with much community and stakeholder input, identifying many opportunities for development.
  • The war on street signs
    Mosman Council has tackled the abundance of signs in urban areas by removing more than 450 signs in recent months.
  • Bridge funding reallocated
    As a result of recent bridge assessments and identified risks, Cessnock City Council has reallocated funds in the 2014/15 Operational Plan to undertake works on five newly listed bridges in the 2014/15 Bridge Construction Program.
  • New pool taking shape
    Cairns Regional Council is currently undertaking preparation works for a 50m International Swimming Federation (FINA)-accredited swimming pool.
  • Leading development application times
    Wyong Shire Council has the quickest turnaround time for development applications (DA) when compared to similar group 7 Councils and the second quickest of all councils in the Sydney region according to a recent report.
  • JRA Datashare Professional*
    Councils are under pressure to meet increasing expectations with declining revenues and many are reporting a financial sustainability problem.
  • Narrabeen Lagoon trail construction
    Warringah Council has recently completed the multi-use trail around Narrabeen Lagoon, allowing pedestrians and cyclist to circumnavigate Sydney’s largest coastal lagoon for the first time.
  • Road revitalisation minimises environmental impact
    A more environmentally-friendly technique for road slip stabilisation will be used by Council for the first time to restore two frequently-used roads in Tweed Shire.
  • Water bottle refill stations promoting sustainability*
    Local governments providing the public with an alternative water source to disposable plastic bottles
  • Roads roll out
    The Hills Shire Council has reached two new milestones with the laying down of the Shire’s 1,000th kilometre of road and the completion of line marking for one of its wards.
  • Glowing progress on bulk street lighting changeover
    More than 1,700 streetlights in Baw Baw Shire have had globes replaced with energy efficient LED lights since November.
  • Green Army hits Eastfield Park
    A Green Army team commenced work at Eastfield Park, Croydon, where they will carry out a variety of works as part of the Eastfield Park Rehabilitation & Revegetation Project.
  • Open day opens the way*
    The Cootamundra Soil Recycling Facility (SRF) conducted a very successful open day for interested people to walk the site and have the process of soil remediation explained in detail.
  • Council switches to solar
    The Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre (HILAC) is leading by example and using solar power to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier community.
  • Raphael Park floodlighting upgrade
    The Town of Victoria Park has provided an illuminating experience for community members and junior sporting clubs, with the launch of six new floodlighting towers at Raphael Park.
  • Uptipity open for business
    The City of Launceston has officially opened the newly redeveloped Launceston Waste Centre, including new re-sale shop Uptipity.
  • Delivering high quality water
    The Burdekin Shire Council has delivered higher quality water to residents living in Ayr and Brandon following the construction of a new pipeline and bore field.
  • Waste under control
    The City of Boroondara has recently purchased a new yard tractor to handle waste transfers to its busy waste and recycling depot in Victoria.
  • Recover your unsealed roads without re-sheeting*
    Re-sheeting was once the norm when maintaining unsealed roads.
  • Vital considerations for roadside electronic equipment*
    It’s crucial for roadside equipment to be well designed and carefully manufactured with reliable performance and long service life, or it will become very costly to maintain and may need to be replaced much sooner than intended.
  • Collaboration underpins benefits from C-ITS*
    Technology and information systems are reshaping our society: how we interact with each other, how we keep informed about what’s happening in the world and how we go about our lives.