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Ditch current rate pegging system, local govt professionals say

NSW local government professionals say the rate pegging system is restricting the ability of councils to deliver services.

Hume City Council recognised for being water wise

By Adam Coleman Hume City Council in Victoria has won the savewater! awards – Award for Excellence and won the Government category, for its water saving initiatives that will save about 28 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water each year. The council plans to save more than 70ML through a variety of sustainable water use […]

QLD sets example with e-waste and green procurement

By Adam Coleman In a bid to provide an example to industry and the broader community, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delivered 2300 computers for recycling, saving more than 70 tonnes of e-waste from landfill. The computers were handed to SIMS e-recycling at the EPA Building, in Brisbane as part of the Queensland Government's strategy […]

Waterless wok program expands

By Adam Coleman A project that initially targeted excessive water usage in Chinese restaurants with an inventive waterless wok has been expanded to include Thai and Vietnamese restaurants after receiving additional funding. The Saving Water in Asian Restaurants Project (SWARP) was developed by Wollongong and Hurstville City Councils along with the Ethnic Communities Council of […]

Obesity is fundamentally a commercial success

By Jane Garcia Anyone working in the area of public health in Victoria over the past decade will have come across the passionate thought leader Rob Moodie. After leading the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) as chief executive officer since 1998, he has resigned to take up the newly established position as Chair in Global […]

Tasmania examines financial sustainability of councils

By Jane Garcia One in five Tasmanian Councils may be financially unsustainable, according to a recently released report commissioned by the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) and conducted by Access Economics. The report follows similar studies in South Australia, Western Australia and NSW, and its finding is consistent with last year’s PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report […]

MAV expands capacity with two appointments

By Staff Writer The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has strengthened its capacity to deliver services and build knowledge about the local sphere of government with two senior staff appointments. “The MAV has appointed Dr Michael Henry, on a part-time basis, as the convenor of a new Economic Policy and Research Unit and Andrew Rowe […]

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‘Cyber security is everyone’s business’: 5 benefits of why you should integrate cyber security

With threat actors, nation states and the risk that comes from within, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face a formidable challenge: ensuring up to date cyber security measures in an era of constant change.

Fairer Fleet Insurance with Geotab

With Geotab’s telematics solutions, greater oversight on your vehicles and drivers means more reliable data for your insurers. Armed with greater knowledge of your fleets, they can decrease insurance costs.

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EasyPark ANZ celebrates 10 years of making parking easy

They say ‘Time flies when you are enjoying yourself.’ As EasyPark celebrates 10 years since the App first went live in Australia, attention has already turned to what the next decade will bring.

More energy solutions for industry

Thousands of manufacturing and industrial companies face the challenge of reducing both emissions and operating costs. Renewable gas could provide the energy option they need.

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How local councils can achieve more with storytelling

Local councils must be able to engage stakeholders in a compelling community outcomes story rather than relying on complex data and technical reports alone.

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