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Meet Australia’s data-powered suburbs

Governments are leveraging data insights from social media to quantify the urban life of suburbs, improve planning and boost tourism. 

Newer forms of engagement on the rise

Public meetings and submissions still dominate councils’ community engagement but emerging methods are becoming increasingly popular, research shows.

Award for eco-friendly community hub

A sustainable community centre in western Sydney has been recognised as leading the way in eco-friendly building practices for its innovative green design.

Issue of councils and Australia Day citizenship is not going away

Australians are starting to think about what it would mean to include indigenous peoples as equal partners in our national day.

Mapping liveable cities of the future

Governments are turning to 3D modelling to plan urban spaces as federal planners raise concerns about pressures on Australia’s infrastructure.

Audit finds gaps in councils’ asset systems

Local government must improve their asset management or risk increased management costs or lower service levels, auditor says.

Noticeboard: Romilly Madew to head Infrastructure Australia  

Also: Brian Schwartz appointed chair of Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust; Ron Gauci commences new role as chief of AIIA.





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