World first study promises reduced injuries
Members of Banyule Council’s tree care team donned body monitors last year in a world first research study designed to protect them from injuries related to the wide range of high force, high frequency daily work they do.
Six ways to improve your local government budget process*
Wayne Wright, owner of Management Technology Solutions, who has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, information technology and business management at state and local government levels, shares six ways to improve your local government budget process.
Council partners with College of Wine Tourism
Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to increase co-operation and communication with the Queensland College of Wine Tourism at Stanthorpe.
Improvements to mapping system
Finding your nearest park or community facility just became a whole lot easier, with an improved mapping system being introduced through Cessnock City Council’s website.
Digitisation training opportunity
Glenelg Libraries Collections and Resources Officer Kirsten Jones has been selected to participate in a coveted professional development opportunity with the largest library in the world, the United States Library of Congress.
New framework creates excellence
The introduction of an organisational framework for employment engagement at Wodonga Council has been the driving force behind building a dynamic organisational culture.
drumMUSTER celebrates 25 million drums
When Konnongorring farmer Nathan Davey delivered drumMUSTER’s 25 millionth drum on 20 March 2015 to the Goomalling collection site, he had no idea what it signified for the thousands of people involved with the program over the past 16 years.
Four awards, six months
Redland City Council has received its fourth commendation in less than six months for its work on its two Priority Development Area projects.
Councils learning from Councils*
Have ever you wondered what information, ideas and inspiration are shared among Local Government Areas? Or considered why council employees are so open to learning from their peers or how knowledge from one council can take on its own life within another?
Leading learning practices
For over a decade, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) has been implementing a performance review process for staff based on the concept that no-one comes to work wanting to do a bad job, and that if they are, why?
App makes parking easier
From 1 May 2015, visitors to the Wollongong City Centre will be able to use a free mobile app to pay for parking in Council-managed metered spaces.
Grants bring action packed events
From bucking broncos at country campdrafts to a tennis tournament in Middlemount, Isaac Regional Council has given grants to bring action packed events to the region.
Tackling youth unemployment
Holroyd City Council partnered with South West Connect, TAFE SWSi and TAFE WorldSkills to address youth unemployment and skills shortages in Sydney’s South West by hosting the 2015 Seek A Skill Careers Expo in March.
Council streamlines recruitment process
Tweed Shire Council is about to move to a new fully integrated online recruitment system, which will streamline application processes and speed up the recruitment process.
Commitment to small business
Lake Macquarie City is set to become even more small-business friendly with Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Jodie Harrison and Council’s General Manager, Brian Bell, signing the Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) Program Charter.