Focus On... Financial sustainability & asset management

  • Building a sustainable city with recycled materials
    From recycled asphalt to footpaths made with recycled concrete, the City of Swan, Western Australia, is pushing ahead with building materials that reduce landfill and demand for non-renewable resources.
  • 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.
  • Fast tracked maintenance helps the road to recovery
    Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland, has taken advantage of the slowdown caused by recent COVID-19 restrictions, using the quieter roads and empty public spaces to get work done.
  • Are your council’s vehicles as safe as they could be?*
    The safety technologies found in new vehicles have proven to reduce the risk of collisions.
  • 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.
  • Cannon Hill CCTV makes City safer
    Warrnambool City Council, Victoria, has begun work installing two CCTV cameras and new lights at Cannon Hill.
  • 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.
  • Study switch turns on a big career for Asset and Maintenance Management graduate*
    From electrician to executive, industry leader Dave Richards knows that finding the right course is an important part of building a big career.
  • 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.
  • Local business contributes to improving roads
    Heavy machinery and road workers are a welcome sight in Moyne Shire, Victoria, as Council’s road upgrade project gets underway to resurface and seal the 850m long Waters Road.
  • 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.
  • Overcoming challenges to improve fleet management
    Since Brisbane City Council introduced an In-Vehicle Management System (IVMS) technology in the field has advanced, providing enhanced features and analytics.
  • 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.
  • Nursery leads the way in water conservation
    The Mackay Natural Environment Centre (MNEC) is leading the way when it comes to sustainable water use.
  • An economical and environmental solution for erosion issues*
    Australian Concrete Mats offer an excellent economical and environmental solution for erosion protection, prevention and soil stabilisation projects, especially good for roadside swale drains and as an efficient alterative to rip rap.
  • MAGIQ Software wins six South Australian councils*
    MAGIQ Software has completed contracts for the supply of its MAGIQ Cloud Platform to six South Australian councils.
  • Planning and Investor Portal
    Whitsunday Regional Council, Queensland, has launched a new online portal which displays crucial information for potential investors, developers, businesses and residents.
  • Partner with Proterra*
    From humble beginnings back in 2008, Proterra Group have gone from strength to strength riding the highs and lows of the civil engineering market space.
  • John Deere collaborates with customers on upgrades*
    John Deere enhances its line-up of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, providing operators with even more power and efficiency on the job site.
  • 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.
  • Infrastructure initiative to drive development
    As part of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, approvals for a number of major infrastructure projects are being fast tracked.