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Carbon farming

Carbon farming Burning on country. Photo courtesy Tiwi Island Carbon Project/ City of Sydney.

Aboriginal carbon farmers based in northern Australia have joined the fight against climate change following an agreement between the City of Sydney and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation. Read more >

Hydrogen refuelling station opens

Hydrogen refuelling station opens ACT has opened the country’s first public Hydrogen refuelling station.

Australia’s first public Hydrogen refuelling station, operated by ActewAGL, has opened in Fyshwick, Canberra, a major milestone in the rollout of zero emissions vehicles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Read more >

Football hub keeps games at home

Football hub keeps games at home Big Rivers Football League to play at Mataranka Oval.

Roper Gulf Regional Council has announced a new partnership with the peak body for Australian Rules Football in the Northern Territory (AFLNT), to establish a Southern Football Hub within the Big Rivers Football League. Read more >

Murals light up the town

Murals light up the town Mural artist James O’Hanlon at work.

Local artist James O’Hanlon has started painting one of a series of murals set to add a splash of colour to the Armidale Mall and its laneways as part of a New South Wales Government funded project by Armidale Regional Council and Renew Armidale. Read more >

Bridge route decision still waiting

Bridge route decision still waiting Mayor Libro Mustica and Mayor Pat Bourke look at images for the Yarrawonga Foreshore Masterplan.

Moira Shire Council, Victoria, and Federation Council, New South Wales, are waiting for a decision by the two state governments on the route of a new bridge across the Murray River so work can start on the multi-million dollar Yarrawonga Foreshore Masterplan. Read more >

This month

Carbon farming

Aboriginal carbon farmers based in northern Australia have joined the fight against climate change following an agreement between the City of Sydney and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation. Read more >


Editorial

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Hydrogen refuelling station opens

Australia’s first public Hydrogen refuelling station, operated by ActewAGL, has opened in Fyshwick, Canberra, a major milestone in the rollout of zero emissions vehicles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Read more >


Football hub keeps games at home

Roper Gulf Regional Council has announced a new partnership with the peak body for Australian Rules Football in the Northern Territory (AFLNT), to establish a Southern Football Hub within the Big Rivers Football League. Read more >


Murals light up the town

Local artist James O’Hanlon has started painting one of a series of murals set to add a splash of colour to the Armidale Mall and its laneways as part of a New South Wales Government funded project by Armidale Regional Council and Renew Armidale. Read more >


Bridge route decision still waiting

Moira Shire Council, Victoria, and Federation Council, New South Wales, are waiting for a decision by the two state governments on the route of a new bridge across the Murray River so work can start on the multi-million dollar Yarrawonga Foreshore Masterplan. Read more >


President’s comment – Andrew Barr MLA Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister

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Fitness programs in rural areas

Subsidised fitness classes in rural locations are the focus of a new Active in the Regions program expected to kick off in July as Mackay Regional Council, Queensland, calls for expressions of interest (EOI) from physical activity providers. Read more >


Private certifiers on notice

Burwood Council, New South Wales, sent a warning to private certifiers who authorise work not in accordance with Development Consents. Read more >


Shining a light on Light

Light Regional Council (LRC), South Australia, is developing a new destination brand to position the Light Region as one of Australia’s premier regional growth centres and drive increased tourism. Read more >


Cultural burning methods adopted

Toowoomba Regional Council, Queensland, will look at including cultural burning practices to complement its existing land management practices. Read more >


Upskilling with CQUni gave Dan the edge to excel in project management*

Daniel Hooper is building his own path to a long career in the construction industry, with CQUniversity supporting him from undergraduate, through to postgraduate study.  Read more >


Creek rerouted for park upgrade

Shire of Kojonup, Western Australia, is upgrading the popular Kojonup Park using funds recently received through the Drought Community Program. Read more >


The Good Oil by Rod Brown – A social revolution is underway

The Morrison Government’s lame effort to address sexual harassment issues in its own workplace is now triggering a social revolution. Read more >


The story of Chinatown adds another chapter

Of all town centres in Western Australia, none has the history of Broome’s Chinatown precinct. With foundational ties that stretch back to the Dreaming, and more recently as a melting pot of Australian, Indigenous, Chinese, and Japanese cultures - these stories are woven into the streets, presenting a rich tapestry. Read more >


Cooking up a storm

Catering to its large multicultural community, Maribyrnong City Council, Victoria, has partnered with the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health to offer free bilingual information sessions to help local families learn more about healthy eating for young children. Read more >


Salesforce Live Episode 8 online*

Join public sector expert and Australian Financial Review Government Editor, Tom Burton, The Hon Christopher Pyne, and Chair for Citi Australia, Samantha Mostyn, as they discuss Government with 2020 Vision in a free online panel session hosted as part of Salesforce Live: Australia and New Zealand. Read more >


King Valley gravel project

King Valley in northeast Victoria, will become home to a network of hundreds of kilometres of gravel cycling trails and to launch the trails the Rural City of Wangaratta will run a two day event in May 2021. Read more >


Councillor profiles - Julie Arnold Mayor King Island Council

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Councillor profiles - Tim Wilson Mayor Kentish Council

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Solar power shines a light on safety

Cook Shire Council, Queensland, is using funding from the federal Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, to install 12 solar-powered street lights at key locations on Mungkan, Shepard and Regents streets in Coen. Read more >


Transitioning to electric

Residents will have a chance to have their say on Council’s strategy to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the Northern Beaches local government area. Read more >


Powerbank gives redraw option

City of Busselton, Western Australia, in partnership with Western Power and Synergy, has announce the release of the PowerBank trial in Busselton, providing local residents with access to battery storage technology. Read more >


Embarking on the path to reconciliation

Golden Plains Shire Council, Victoria, has endorsed a draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and a new Flag Policy that will see the Torres Strait Islander flag fly alongside the Australian and Aboriginal flags. Read more >


Residents are digging it with new food growing guide

Brimbank City Council, Victoria, has developed a new Guide to Community Gardening to help residents look to the future, explore opportunities for growing food and expand their knowledge on sustainability. Read more >


Carpenters’ solution to stop vandalism

Two carpenters from Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland, have created an innovative solution to stop the vandalism of sharps containers in the region’s parks and garden facilities. Read more >


Carpenters’ solution to stop vandalism

Two carpenters from Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland, have created an innovative solution to stop the vandalism of sharps containers in the region’s parks and garden facilities. Read more >