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Top bureaucrat, public servants, kept out of loop in massive Melbourne rail project

The public sector was marginalised as consultants steered the early development of Melbourne’s SRL.

Report finds ‘pervasive politicisation’ of Victorian public service

The VPS is subject to creeping and pervasive politicisation, the state’s Ombudsman has found.

Winners announced at LGNSW environment awards

The best local government environment initiatives have been recognised at LGNSW's annual awards.

Council’s heat island study a first for eastern Sydney

City of Sydney is conducting a heat island-mapping study with the University of Western Sydney to help it can prepare for hotter summers.

Minister suspends ‘change-resistant’ Council

Strathbogie Shire Council has been suspended after a critical report from the municipal monitor.

Lord Mayor walks out of Olympic forum, slams door behind him

Brisbane's Lord Mayor has quit an Olympic leaders forum over stadium plans.

Have we been over-hyping hydrogen?

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.


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.


How the public sector is cultivating a new breed of leaders

The new, digitally aware public sector leader isn’t simply a technical expert, but an agent of change.



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.