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.
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.
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Is an outdated key management solution costing you both time and money?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.
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.