Before we forget, Drought*
Decades ago the Colyer family, the founders of Abberfield Industries, established a weekend vineyard, with water security ensured by three dams, a bore and a permanent creek.
Taking art to the people
The Huon Valley Council, Tasmania, has officially launched ARTBOX, a new mobile exhibition space which will travel across townships, showcasing the outstanding creativity and skills of local artists and makers.
Revitalisation project links town and foreshore
Councillors and staff from Port Augusta City Council, South Australia, recently joined with contractors and community members at the Eastside Foreshore to celebrate completion of the City’s ‘Revitalisation Project’ and installation of new Heritage Signs.
Business support hub aids recovery
Alexandrina Council, South Australia, has taken an innovative approach to helping local businesses through the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, introducing the region’s first business support program and networking hub.
Plaza brings a touch of class
‘Are we really in Meekatharra?’ was the comment most frequently heard on the evening of 26 September when locals from the tiny Western Australian town, attended an art exhibition and cocktail party held in the newly opened ‘Meekatharra Plaza’ – a milestone event for the town.
Back to the future
By April 2021 there will be a new swim site along the Parramatta River in Sydney’s inner west after City of Canada Bay revealed plans to re-establish a swimming spot at Bayview Park in Concord.
Leeton, Lockhart, Murrumbidgee and Narrandera Councils, New South Wales, have joined forces to attract more visitors to the Riverina.
Local wineries are given a platform
Ararat Rural City, Victoria, in collaboration with the Grampians Winemakers Inc. and Grampians Tourism has launched the Made the Grampians Way website, made possible with support and funding from the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program.
Multi-dimensional recovery plan
It’s been a long COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne and Bayside City Council is working to reconnect residents with everything they love about their city by the bay.
Stormwater goes underground
The tiny town of Murrabit on the Murray River will benefit from significant stormwater improvements thanks to the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
New skatepark gets air
The concept design for a new skatepark in Blackwater has been revealed, with ground set to break on the multi-purpose facility by early next year.
Streets as shared spaces
Georges River Council recently received grant funding to activate and increase the vibrancy of the Kogarah and Hurstville central business districts.
Opportunities for migrants
Winner of the overall Excellence Award in the 2019 National Awards for Local Government, the Kaleidoscope Initiative continues to open doors to career opportunities for professional newcomers.
It’s the little things
Moira Shire Council, Victoria, has created a series of locally inspired e-Postcards to help keep the community in touch, they are just waiting for a personal message to be added.
Blue Mountains to become recognised ECO Destination
Supporting more sustainable tourism with a lighter footprint on a World Heritage environment, the City of Blue Mountains, New South Wales, will join an established global network of like-minded destinations striving for excellence.