Experts call for action on council governance

State governments are being urged to tackle legislative inconsistencies and improved governance frameworks in the wake of Queensland’s Ipswich Council being stood down.

Council parks, play spaces take out top honours

The transformation of a sloped car park into a vibrant green community space and a project to increase public use of urban waterway corridors are among the local government initiatives recognised in recent awards.

Council takes the lead on ageing communities

As the tier of government that’s closest to people, councils are uniquely placed to deliver age-friendly services and infrastructure, says City of Unley CEO Peter Tsokas.

Cutting-edge parks, open spaces celebrated

A project that engaged various community stakeholders in the design of a new park is among the public works that have been recognised for innovation and leadership.

New ‘blueprint’ for major project delivery

A partnership between state and local governments, water utilities, land management and community groups has enabled the most efficient delivery of a large urban waterway project, officials say.

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