The public sector was marginalised as consultants steered the early development of Melbourne’s SRL.
The VPS is subject to creeping and pervasive politicisation, the state’s Ombudsman has found.
The best local government environment initiatives have been recognised at LGNSW's annual awards.
City of Sydney is conducting a heat island-mapping study with the University of Western Sydney to help it can prepare for hotter summers.
Strathbogie Shire Council has been suspended after a critical report from the municipal monitor.
Brisbane's Lord Mayor has quit an Olympic leaders forum over stadium plans.
A leading think tank says hydrogen is being over-hyped, and says any investment must be strategically targeted.
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Getting strategic about capital planning
Capital planning is about identifying and prioritising infrastructure and asset needs over a medium to long term period. For councils, it’s an indispensable tool for ensuring you can meet the needs of your communities in a sustainable and affordable way.
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Once upon a time elected members brought skill and will to the management of council, but that is no longer always the case. Today they often need a lot of managing themselves.
To sweeten the AI experience, governments must consider how the technology will drive personalisation, citizen value and trust in order to reshape the journey Australians take on these government digital offerings.
General information for new CEOs can be confusing and, at times, irrelevant to the unique context of leadership in regional councils.In-depth
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to public parks, and in many cases small might not just be the best option, but the only one.
Regional councils can’t be market leaders when it comes to salaries and wages, so how do they attract and retain good staff?
The Sydney-born head of the UK's digital transformation office outlines the government's roadmap for change.
That’s using plastic for good
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A new report looks at ethical issues around the use of AI by council garbage trucks at a Melbourne Council.
Griffith council has won an engineering award for a portable platform that lowers cemetery workers into graves.
A digitised tree planting program is providing data for vegetation management and boosting trees in the region.
Playing to our strengths
Australia must “play to its strengths” and utilise its current energy assets to reduce emissions, ensuring consumers aren’t left picking up the tab from the transition to a clean energy economy.
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