Cultural burn a hands-on education
Hands-on lessons in fire management have been a game changer at Balonne Shire Council in South West Queensland, where staff have learnt the fundamentals of traditional fire practice at the Shire’s first ever Cultural Burn workshop.
Public art map launched
Alice Springs Town Council, Northern Territory, has launched an interactive online public art map which is now live.
Alliance strategy endorsed for next five years
The Shires of Murray and Waroona, Western Australia, have endorsed a blueprint for achieving a more coordinated approach to developing economic initiatives and improved service delivery for their communities.
Businesses supported with COVID-19 safe training
City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, has partnered with local training organisation DeakinCo. to deliver Occupational COVID-19 workplace training free to eligible local businesses as part of the City’s Business Support program.
New Asset Management Qualification*
The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) launches the new online ‘Graduate Certificate in Asset Management’, starting Semester 1, 2021.
Blue trees in the burbs
In the lead up to Mental Health Week 10-17 October, City of Melville, Western Australia, is encouraging the community to get involved in the Blue Trees in the Burbs initiative in support of The Blue Tree Project.
Organisational review leads to action
It’s not always easy to take critical feedback and then implement fundamental change, but that’s exactly what Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland, has been doing since September last year.
Keeping staff connected
In June 2020 Glen Eira Council, Victoria, partnered with Right Management to conduct a Working from Home (WFH) questionnaire which was sent to more than 440 employees. The questionnaire’s aim was to gain invaluable insights from employees, and to see how they were coping with working from home.
Determined police leader fast tracks MBA with CQU*
Uncertainty around COVID-19 has seen a rush of people determined to skill up for future roles, and CQUniversity’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Leadership) is proving popular with aspiring leaders across Australia.
Inspiring confidence for a safe return to work
Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, acted quickly when COVID-19 restrictions were enforced, assisting those staff able to work from home to set up a safe workspace, maintain productivity, and continue supporting their community.
Youth service reaches out with new initiatives
In response to COVID-19, the Youth Services team at Banyule City Council, Victoria, adapted their work in supporting young people, not only continuing to provide all the previously offered programs in an online space, but also undertaking a range of new successful initiatives to support the health and wellbeing of young people.
Ticket to RYDE for local youth
Disadvantaged young people stand to benefit most from a program to be rolled out by the City of Joondalup, located in Perth’s northern suburbs, which is designed to assist young people towards getting their driver’s licence.
Focus on workforce mental health extended
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, has taken strong steps forward in supporting the mental wellbeing of its workforce, opting to expand the one day RU OK? Day initiative into a week of presentations, workshops and activities to help staff develop skills and techniques to improve their mental resilience.