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Report wants bigger role for councils to improve bus services

More responsibility for improving NSW bus services should be delegated to local councils, a report says.

Govt accused of outsourcing sparkies while underpaying Parliament House staff

Unions say poorly paid electricians at Parliament House are working alongside industry-competitive contractors.

Qld announces funding for Sunshine Coast rail

Queensland has submitted a business case for the proposed Sunshine Coast rail to Infrastructure Australia.

Key public sector information oversight roles announced

Sean Morrison and Rachel McCallum have been appointed to key public sector information oversight roles in Victoria and NSW.

Council uses smart tech to zap footpath weeds

A Queensland Council is using smart technology to eliminate weeds that pop up in cracks on local footpaths.

Work begins in Qld on $330m publicly owned battery

Construction has started on one of Queensland’s biggest publicly owned batteries, which will form part of a Clean Energy Hub near Brisbane.

$140 million gets ball rolling on Pilbara hydrogen hub

The federal and WA governments will invest $140 million in a hydrogen hub in the Pilbara.

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Australians call for more payment flexibility from local councils

New research shows many Australians are frustrated by limited local government payment options, presenting a huge opportunity for councils to heed the call for more flexibility.

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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That’s using plastic for good

The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) was founded in 1999 and are the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastics pipe and fittings, plastic resin suppliers, fabricators, pipeline installations, rubber seal ring manufacturers along with training and certification bodies.

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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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