A marked decline in local news means councils are losing an opportunity to engage with their communities.
Council is trialling the use of recycled industrial materials in its roads.
A new centre will use cloud-based innovation to map out public health problems.
A researchers has cast doubt on the Greater Sydney Commission’s vision for the future of Sydney.
Australia's councils have voted to demand a referendum recognising local government in the Constitution.
Appointments, departures and movement around the government sector.
South Australian councils are at loggerheads with the state government over rates.
As a budget owner it can sometimes be frustrating negotiating with sponsors, particularly when they don’t understand how to make the most of a partnership with government agencies.
A key priority for government is to develop legislation designed to protect and secure the digital identities ingrained in the smart infrastructure of Australia’s cities.
It’s not so much that all politics is now local. What’s different is the Canberra overreach has exceeded its use-by date.In-depth
A special investigation into worker exploitation in Australia's fruit-picking sector.
A national survey of the local government workforce has put a spotlight on a rapidly ageing workforce grappling with a “critical” skills shortage.
Experts warn that local government is among the sectors most ‘exposed’ to an ageing workforce, underscoring the importance of good workforce planning.Spotlight
Tamworth Council will head up Australia’s first fully integrated IoT smart city trial.
Authorities have introduced tough new measures to protect the heritage of Sydney’s Kings Cross.
A sea-battered NSW council area has set a climate change precedent for state and local government.
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Councils are exploring new, smarter ways of managing their parks and sports grounds.
Synthetic sports surface specialist Polytan will showcase its most cutting edge technology at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Paul Kamphuis, General Manager of Polytan Asia Pacific, outlines some innovations in synthetic turf, and why councils should be taking notice.
Data sharing across agencies is a growing trend in Australian government, but even anonymised data can often be re-identified. A new Australian initiative aims to solve the problem.
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