A big purchase for a small council
Kingston District Council, in southeast South Australia, has purchased a fit-for-purpose cutter suction dredge to manage the ongoing movement of sand and seagrass at the Cape Jaffa Anchorage.
Exploring new waste management options
Five South-East Queensland (SEQ) councils have developed a joint proposal seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for the provision of future waste disposal and resource recovery services.
City Deal for Geelong
Geelong, Victoria, is the next local government area to benefit from a City Deal, with the promise of more than $355 million in joint funding to be pumped into the revitalisation of the Geelong region and the Great Ocean Road visitor economy.
Limber up for chasey in the park
Toowoomba Regional Council, Queensland, is urging youngsters to limber up to test their skills at the second Australian venue to host a modern take on chasey.
Cities join forces against alcohol
In a Western Australian first, the Cities of Armadale, Canning and Gosnells jointly launched a comprehensive plan to reduce alcohol-related harm in the southeast corridor.
Building awareness to curb bad behaviour*
In 2018, one in five employees reported being bullied, and it’s estimated that bullying costs Australian businesses billions of dollars of lost productivity each year.
Traineeships for local youth
The City of Whyalla, South Australia, is able to provide a great job training opportunity for three people with two positions in horticulture and one in civil construction currently available.
The City of Canning, Western Australia, is calling for all of its employees to think bold and share ideas that add value as part of its new innovation program – Bounce.
Findings support long term vision
The Melbourne to Brisbane Rail Alliance (MBIRA) has welcomed the release of a CSIRO pilot study that details the potential transport savings that will eventuate from the Inland Rail.
Office of Sport up and running
Inner West Council, New South Wales, is pleased to announce that Carla Stacey has been appointed as Coordinator of the newly created Office of Sport.
Positive partnerships provide opportunities
City of Cockburn, Western Australia, has completed the $8.5 million duplication of a section of one of the city’s most important east-west connector roads, improving safety, traffic flow and reducing congestion through the Bibra Lake industrial area and Yangebup.
Innovation at the library
Virtual and augmented reality demonstrations, an Internet of Things workshop and an intro to borrowable podcasting equipment feature at Newcastle Library during the upcoming Hunter Innovation Festival.
Youth politics camp
Young people from across the Victoria’s northeast were invited earlier this year to learn how to influence change at the 2019 Youth Politics Camp.
Solar savings start
The volunteer run Delungra Bowling Club, Inverell Shire, New South Wales, is expected to reap savings on energy bills with 20 kilowatts of solar panels now installed on the clubhouse.
Active living census
Mayors and Chief Executive Officers from the City of Greater Bendigo and the Shires of Campaspe, Loddon, Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Central Goldfields came together in Bendigo on 24 April to launch the Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census.
Oral health for pre-schoolers
Pre-schools across the Gannawarra Shire, Victoria, are participating in the Smiles 4 Miles program to promote oral health.
Staff groomed for leadership
The Shire of East Pilbara, Western Australia, continues to break new ground in the workplace, offering a Cert IV leadership program to enhance the skills and knowledge to its developing and emerging leaders.