‘Let’s Talk About Racism’ staff workshops
The word racism strikes dread into most people, but no one more sharply than those who experience it every other day, or as is common for Aboriginal people, multiple times a day.
Council agenda and minutes done differently*
Located in Tasmania, Devonport City Council embarked on a digital transformation journey, focusing on implementing a cloud-first strategy and moving all systems to Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms.
Staff housing in remote town gets nod
Victoria Daly Regional Council, Northern Territory, has been awarded grant funding of $350,000 through the Chief Minister’s Local Government Priority Infrastructure Fund to build staff housing in the remote community of Yarralin.
Audit results drive safety success
Shire of Kojonup, Western Australia, has worked hard across all Council departments and worksites to achieve major improvements in its Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) scorecard, and the effort is reflected in the results.
Kids’ street libraries are works of art
Blue Mountains City Council, New South Wales, has thanked all the children and volunteers who helped establish 11 new street libraries throughout the City.
Building surveyor position improves gender balance
Maddy Wood is constructing a career for herself in the field of building surveying, as the successful applicant for a position as assistant building surveyor at Latrobe City Council, funded by the Victorian Government’s Women Building Surveyors Program.
Automated Waste Collection System underway
Australia’s first underground automated waste collection system in the new Maroochydore City Centre, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is moving closer to being switched on.
Technology mapping our future
New technology is being used across a wide range of Local Government services and is playing an increasingly important part in redefining services offered by Kingborough Council, Tasmania.
Empowering youth program
Swan Hill Rural City Council, Victoria, recently appointed Empower Youth Engagement Worker, Ashlee Mason to work with young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from family, education and/or community.
Community centre supports learning and employment
Residents of Melton, Victoria, now have more training and employment support, and health and wellbeing services available to them with the new
$4.7 million Melton Central Community Centre officially open.
Embracing youth mental health education
Moira Shire Council, Victoria, has joined with all secondary schools in the Shire, Uniting Vic Tas, local community groups, and health services to implement the award winning youth mental health and suicide prevention model, Live4Life.
High school students visit Council
Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Queensland, hosted year 11 and year 12 students from Ingham State High School last month, when they visited the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre and wetland precinct – TYTO.
Website drives awareness of event economy
A new website capturing everything happening across Newcastle has been launched by City of Newcastle, New South Wales, to help locals and visitors make the most of the city’s entertainment options.