Council protects data from rising IT attacks
Redland City Council, Queensland, has responded to ‘unprecedented’ levels of phishing and ransomware attacks and ensured its ability to rapidly recover in the event of a ransomware attack by turning its backup data into an ‘insurance policy against ransomware’.
Fire-wise garden demo
Shire of Denmark, Western Australia, is helping residents make their own gardens more fire resilient with a fire-wise gardening demonstration in the local community precinct.
Bulk-buy is ready to give
Swan Hill Rural City Council, Victoria, has raised $13,800 under the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy scheme, which means it is now ready to distribute free solar to not-for-profit community groups, such as a social housing co-operative, or kindergarten in the Swan Hill municipality.
Indigenous home ownership gets green light in Gulf Country
The dream of home ownership is finally within reach for the predominantly Indigenous residents of two of Queensland’s remotest towns after an ambitious project driven by Burke Shire Council received Ministerial approval on 10 September.
Blueprint for smarter suburbs
A cutting-edge initiative that could change the way new suburbs and cities are designed, constructed and managed has been launched by the City of Parramatta Council, with the rollout of state-of-the-art technology across a 25ha development site in Sydney’s west.
Community garden in the centre of town
The Casterton community could soon be growing fruit, vegetables and native plants together in the heart of the township following support for a much-anticipated project.
Daintree land sale a boost for biodiversity
A vacant parcel of land located in the heart of the Wet Tropics will become a fully-restored World Heritage Rainforest and nursery, creating jobs for Traditional Owners and boosting biodiversity on the Daintree Coast.
High achievers win three awards
City of Burnside Council was recognised with three awards at the Local Government Information Technology South Australia (LGITSA) Awards Night on 15 October.
What is shared data? Why is it important?*
Shared Data works in local communities, because every community is unique, however, one common thread that all communities share is the growing need for Health and Community Services to work with Council, to solve challenges at a local level.
Youth advise council to act
City of Albany, Western Australia, continues to be a clean, green and sustainable city with Council endorsing the City of Albany Climate Change Declaration early last month.
Moree Plains Shire Council, New South Wales, used National Water Week to collectively reflect on the value of water and what is needed to ensure supply of the vital resource for the future.
Going virtual during lockdown
Burke Shire Council’s outside-the-box response to managing staff training during a four-month coronavirus lockdown, earned them the 2020 Butch Lenton Bush Council Innovation Award at the 124th Local Government Association of Queensland (ALGA) annual conference.
Local composters put Monty to the test
Local schools and community gardens are working with Noosa Council, Queensland to test a new invention from an Australian start-up that promises to make composting easier and more successful.
Regional airport open for traffic
After two years of construction and ten years of planning the $9.2 million Mount Gambier Regional Airport Upgrade is now complete, on time and on budget.