Urban development at a ‘critical juncture’

Australia needs a national plan for the growth of cities and regions overseen by a minister, national chief planner and a new COAG council, parliamentary committee says.

Aged care ‘in urgent need of reform’

The role and responsibilities of all three levels of government in aged care will come into focus as the Commonwealth announces a Royal Commission.

Councils becoming active on housing: survey

More than half of local governments have a housing strategy or plan, according to new research that “challenges many preconceptions” around the role of councils in the area.

Focus on what you do best

Blackwoods Inventory Solutions is being engaged by a growing number of customers to assist them to better manage inventory, reduce cost, free up capital and improve productivity.

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.

New framework guides governments on risks

Heatwaves pose the greatest threat to Sydney, followed by storms and bushfires, according to an international benchmark of cities’ capacity to handle shocks and stresses.

‘Policy inaction’ leading to homelessness rise

A national strategy tackling the myriad issues contributing to Australia’s worsening homelessness should be included in the next national agreement between the Commonwealth and states, an expert says.

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