Stadium mania in NSW – Opinion

It’s nearly 20 years old – pull it down! The NSW Government will demolish two large stadiums and replace them with two large stadiums, at a cost of over $2 billion. The stadiums aren’t very old. Stadium Australia was built for the Sydney Olympics less than 20 years ago. It is now named after a […]

LGAs only halfway there on digital

The new ANZ Local Government Digital Maturity Index (DMI) contains a number of interesting findings. One of the most intriguing is the fact that most Local Government Authorities do a reasonable job at delivering services digitally, but that behind-the-scenes there are still many manual processes. The DMI contains four sub-indexes. One of these looks at […]

Australia’s ‘brand’ at risk

Famous sports teams and individual sportsman are increasingly referred to as ‘brands’. In a celebrity-driven world where most money comes from corporate sponsorship, this makes sense. It also works for countries. Brand value is determined by the size of the economy, but also by such factors as the quality and volume of goods and services, […]

Service NSW – Popular, but expensive

Service NSW, the NSW Government’s ‘one stop shop’ program, is proving popular with the public. But it has been expensive, and will take more than three years longer to recoup its investment than what the Government said. Both the NSW Opposition and Fairfax Media have obtained copies of an unreleased KPMG report into Service NSW’s costs. […]

Local councils and drones

Councils have a strong business case for using drones to maintain and manage public amenities and assets.

The park is for the public

Commercial fitness operators will have to register with the City of Bendigo before operating in public parks.

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