Focus On... Financial sustainability & asset management

  • Sustainability built into Cobblebank Stadium
    Melton City Council, Victoria, has turned a spotlight on some of the outstanding environmental features that will make the $31 million Cobblebank Indoor Stadium, one of its most sustainable buildings yet.
  • Upskilling online a success*
    Rick Mulvey’s decision to upskill with CQUniversity’s Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management took his mining industry career into operations management.
  • Cool energy savings flow
    Continuing its commitment to being a ‘green’ council, Bulloo Shire, Queensland, has made significant investments in renewable energy, including a new Water Cooling Project set to deliver long-term financial and social benefits while reducing risk to Council and the community.
  • Award for digital leader
    Devonport City Council has been recognised for improving operational efficiencies and service delivery through its digital transformation program, winning a major award at the Tasmanian Local Government Professionals Awards in June.
  • Certified carbon neutral
    City of Subiaco has become the first local government in Western Australia (WA) to become certified carbon neutral under the Commonwealth’s Climate Active program.
  • Action addresses housing challenge
    Central Coast Council, New South Wales, has achieved positive outcomes to help solve the region’s affordable housing challenge.
  • Electric waste truck trial begins
    City of Cockburn, Western Australia, has taken delivery of its first electric waste truck which will initially be trialled during kerbside recycling collections.
  • Custom vehicle fit-outs for local government fleet operators*
    Fleet management organisations (FMOs) can help local government agencies and councils with their build management process for custom fit-outs, from community transport buses to mobile service units, and other field operation or utility vehicles.
  • Cobar Shire Council selects the MAGIQ Cloud Platform*
    MAGIQ Software is pleased to announce that Cobar Shire Council, New South Wales, has selected the MAGIQ Cloud Platform as its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Protected on-road bike path
    Coffs Harbour City Council, New South Wales, will begin work this month on a project that will provide a try before you buy on-road, separated bike lane with physical protection from parking or traffic lanes.
  • Time is money*
    Is an outdated key management solution costing you both time and money?
  • Cultural burning sparks interest
    Aboriginal cultural burning practices are increasingly being recognised as having an important role to play in environmental and fire hazard management.
  • Adapted for lock down
    Moyne Shire Council, Victoria, has launched its new online gallery, encouraging people to enjoy exhibitions from the region’s best young artists from the comfort of their home.
  • Waste goes underground
    Australia’s first underground automated waste collection system (AWCS) for a central business district is live in the Sunshine Coast Council’s new Maroochydore City Centre, Queensland.
  • Road safety from all angles
    Cessnock City Council, New South Wales, is looking at road safety through its sustainability filter while helping residents arrive safely at their destination.
  • Waste facilities management to Endeavour Foundation
    Southern Downs Regional Council, Queensland, has ramped up its investment in supporting social service providers with the appointment of Endeavour Foundation to manage the region’s 11 supervised waste facilities from 1 July 2021.
  • Excellence in road safety
    Tweed Shire Council, New South Wales, has received an Excellence in Road Safety Engineering award for the Kyogle Road upgrade near to Uki.
  • Smart farming technology trial
    City of Greater Geelong’s Internet of Things (IoT) network is helping a clever technology trial take place in the paddocks at Marcus Oldham Farm Management College, Victoria.
  • Councils join ESD study
    Twenty-eight Victorian councils and the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) are collaborating on a joint research project that aims to elevate Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) targets for new development.
  • Road maintenance is streets ahead using Australian made products*
    Road maintenance and construction funding needs to be spent more wisely than ever before.
  • Council funded to use crumb rubber*
    Tyre Stewardship Australia has committed $500,000 in the last year to councils within Australia to increase the use of Crumb Rubber (CR) within council owned low traffic asphalt roads.