Helping schools wipe out waste
Moonee Valley City Council, Victoria, is offering local schools the chance to reduce their expenses and wipe out waste for good in a brand new program.
Rail under pass link
Orange City Council, New South Wales (NSW) has a new major piece of walking and bike riding infrastructure with the construction of a new rail under-pass tunnel under the Main Western Rail Line in south Orange.
Girls win grants for upgrades
Gannawarra Shire Council has been successful in receiving three grants from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s 2018/2019 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Students pitch council on waste innovation
City of Canning’s first ever Pitch It! event indicates a bright future for Western Australia with some of Perth’s smartest students coming together to pitch their waste app ideas.
Reef guard action
Cairns Regional Council will introduce a smart monitoring program for urban stormwater to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Pond becomes native sanctuary
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government’s Conservation Research team is providing a new habitat for birds and native fish with the ongoing transformation of Upper Stranger Pond.
Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victoria, is trialling electric vehicles for potential inclusion in its fleet in an ongoing commitment towards carbon neutrality.
Lang Lang community and recreation precinct
Cardinia Shire, Victoria, will partner with Lang Lang Community Bank and the Australian Government to deliver a new $10 million recreation precinct for the Lang Lang and surrounding communities, replacing the outdated facilities at the showground.
Cemeteries benefit from upgrades
Snowy Monaro Regional Council, New South Wales, has completed three Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) Major Projects with cemeteries across the region benefiting from recent upgrades.
Corridor plan is grounded in science
Redland City Council, Queensland, has adopted a new Wildlife Connections Plan 2018-2028 providing priority actions for the management, protection and enhancement of a network of core wildlife corridors across the city.
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Joint effort on road upgrade
Three councils with a shared vision have jointly delivered a $12.52 million upgrade to their local road network on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsular.
Gillies Bridge a treasure
Cessnock City Council will shortly be undertaking works to refurbish Gillies Bridge, Lovedale, to increase the life-span of the unique bridge and improve the safety of road users.
Water, water, everywhere
Wollondilly Shire Council has officially launched its new water refill stations which have been installed across the Shire.
Root cells protect roads from trees
The City of Canning is the first council in Western Australia to trial the use of root cell technology under a busy road in what is hoped to be a solution for tree root damage to roads.
Parks upgrade reflects community vision
City of Charles Sturt, South Australia, has officially opened Point Malcolm Reserve a newly reinvented $1.2 million recreation destination in Semaphore Park.
Logan City Council’s new water reservoir being built at Logan Village to cater for the area’s fast-growing population is one step closer to completion.
Watermelon fun in waterpark
Western Downs Regional Council, Queensland, will use ultra-modern water-saving technology when construction begins on the new Chinchilla Botanic Parklands where Australian megafauna, watermelons and the region’s Indigenous history will be the centrepiece.
Council invests in green bonds
Central Coast Council, New South Wales, has voted to include green bonds in their investment portfolio for the first time.
Safe chemical waste disposal*
Thanks to the 357 local government councils who host agricultural and veterinary chemical container sites, Australian property owners have diverted millions of tonnes of agricultural waste from landfill towards recycling projects or safe disposal.