More responsibility for improving NSW bus services should be delegated to local councils, a report says.
By Adam Coleman Inner-city councils are being encouraged to make owners of fuel-inefficient cars pay more for their parking as part of a popular scheme introduced by North Sydney Council. North Sydney mayor Genia McCaffery is using her role as the president of the NSW Local Government Association (LGSA) to urge councils to address climate […]
By Staff Writers Local Government Association of NT president Kerry Moir has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Local Government, Elliot McAdam, on the boundaries of the proposed nine shires creates as part of the Territor Government’s reform agenda. "Consultation with member councils on the indicative boundaries nominated by the government will be important […]
By Staff Writer Victorian local councils have taken the unusual step of paying private detectives to hire prostitutes in order to gather evidence against illegal Melbourne brothels. | Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) president Dick Gross says the legislation requiring the use of private investigators to expose illegal brothels was unfortunate and local councils should not […]
By staff writer After a comparative council report revealed many NSW councils are taking longer than the stipulated 40 days to process development applications, debate rages over how to speed up the process. A recent comparative council report card from the NSW Department of Local Government found the average processing time for a NSW development […]
Greater Bendigo in Victoria has become the first Australian city to be recognised as a Child Friendly City by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The designation acknowledges the council’s work to create a safe and healthy environment for children and support them in free […]
By Staff Writer The Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced changes to his Ministry, including two promotions to Cabinet, three new appointments to the outer Ministry and two new Parliamentary Secretaries. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone will depart the Ministry along with former Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, Gary Hardgrave. Mr Hardgrave will be contesting […]
Australians call for more payment flexibility from local councils
New research shows many Australians are frustrated by limited local government payment options, presenting a huge opportunity for councils to heed the call for more flexibility.
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While reflection on and even notable change to the E8 may be needed as we progress the Cyber Security Strategy and review key security acts, replacing this important framework would be a major setback.
The unchecked growth in digital records within APS agencies highlights a pressing need for proactive measures to avoid a looming record keeping disaster.
With 2024 now fully in swing, here's a rundown on what local government needs to focus on in terms of tech over this year - whether it's cyber security, staffing or serving the community better.In-depth
Plastics recycling has failed, according to an expert. Is it time to hit producers with a tax?
A Council-commissioned report suggests repurposing public golf courses for sports.
A new research paper proposes a framework to ensure the NSW government addresses risks as it rolls out digital identity.
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.
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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.
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Central Coast Council has recruited a canine team trained by Sydney Water to sniff out leakages in its water and sewer network.
City of Sydney’s long-time CEO Monica Barone has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours with a Public Service Medal.
Blacktown City Council has been recognised for excellence in community development by the Australian Institute of Architects.
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.
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