Simple steps to smart asset management*
Effective asset management is about ensuring the provision of services that the community values today – and delivering certainty for the generations of tomorrow.
Environmentally sustainable design in the DNA
City of Cockburn, Western Australia, is leading the way in the field of environmentally sustainable design, adopting a policy to ensure all new buildings reduce operating and energy costs, lessen negative impacts on the environment, and are healthy and comfortable for those who use them.
Council’s largest project
Wollongong City Council, New South Wales, has opened its largest ever infrastructure project – the new Karrara Bridge – at a cost of $71 million.
Grass is grass, right?
Grass is grass right? It grows, you cut it. This hasn’t changed in a long time but how we go about cutting the grass has.
Lights come on for local teams
New lights at four recreation reserves in Moorabool Shire will bring much better training and playing conditions as sports clubs resume play with the easing of restrictions in country Victoria.
Fitness focus grows with in-house management
Town of Port Hedland, Western Australia, recently celebrated the one year anniversary of bringing the Port Hedland Leisure lifestyle and fitness brand under in house management, which had previously been delivered by a contractor.
Paving the way to recovery
Improving road and pedestrian safety and renewing aged infrastructure across the City of Greater Geraldton, Western Australia, are top priorities in the 2020/21 Budget.
Works progress on aquatic centre
Federation Council, New South Wales, has announced work is progressing well on a new aquatic centre at the Ball Park Precinct, Corowa, scheduled to open to the public in March 2021.
Aquatic centre designed to blend in
City of Parramatta, New South Wales, released new images of Parramatta’s state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre to coincide with Council’s lodgement of the Development Application last month.
City centre to get a new urban stream
City of Canning, Western Australia, has awarded LD Total with the landscape architecture contract to convert a drain on Lake Street in Cannington into a new public open space – Lake Street Urban Stream.
Bold emission and water use targets
Lane Cove Council, New South Wales, recently adopted ambitious targets to reduce energy emissions and water use, both within Council operations, and across the residential and business sectors.
Battery storage unlocks benefits
City of Busselton, Western Australia, will be the first site in the South West to enjoy the network benefits of battery storage, after securing a site for one of Western Power’s 10 community batteries.
Cash flow management for fleet operators*
Fleet management organisations (FMOs) can help support local government agencies and councils with their cash flow management by offering vehicle sale and leaseback arrangements.
Zero material shortages in Australia for civil and construction projects*
Australian authorities and government departments are claiming that material shortages for road and civil construction projects are a major concern and the only way to address this is to open more quarries which will increase environment concerns as well as disrupt the lives of surrounding residents.
Get the site right
A new campaign by Lake Macquarie Council, New South Wales, is aiming to reduce the 60,000 tonnes of material that end up in the Lake every year due to construction site erosion.
New approach to water meter reading
Balonne Shire Council, Queensland, has moved from a paper-based system to a mobile digital system for reading water meters thanks to an initiative to better utilise software already owned by Council.
Reservoirs keep water safer
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, already has one new reservoir and construction on a second is well under way.
Innovative sustainable plant-mixed foam bitumen*
Hiway Stabilizers Australia (HSA) is pioneering the use of plant-mixed foam bitumen (PMTB) to be manufactured in quantities that provide flexibility and cost effectiveness and that meet the varying requirements of clients whilst losing nothing in quality or purpose.