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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.

Excellence in environment

By Staff Writers Hornsby Shire Council has won the premier award in the 2006 Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards announced recently at the NSW Art Gallery. The awards, which have been staged annually since 1998, are sponsored by the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA). The Minister for Local Government, the […]

Putting money to work

By Jane Garcia The Federal Government recently launched an extensive campaign called ‘Understanding Money’  aimed at improving people’s financial literacy, including advice on how to prepare a budget, set financial goals and get into the savings habit. Employers can also play a role in improving the financial literacy of their workers, according to Catherine Birchall, […]

Small businesses, big savings

By Adam Coleman Outback Oasis, a 12-month pilot project designed to increase profitability and improve resource efficiency within Broken Hill businesses and the community, has seen widespread participation and returned total energy and water savings of $118,925. A combined venture from Country Energy, the Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) and project managers Village […]

Rates alone won’t do for development

By Adam Coleman Local governments can’t rely on revenue from rates if it is to facilitate regional development and should consider redistributing funds to economic development projects, according to a new report. Commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the State of the Regions Report 2006-07, says that many Australian councils are faced with […]

Melbourne mayor recognised as world’s best

By Staff Writer An international poll aimed at raising the profile of mayors worldwide has voted Melbourne’s Lord Mayor John So as the world’s best mayor for 2006. More than 103,000 people from around the world voted on 677 mayors as part of World Mayor, an internet-based project organised by City Mayors, an international organisation […]

Bradford wins community and government award

By Staff Writer The Department of Defence, regional manager for defence support, Northern Territory and Kimberley, Anne Bradford has been recognised at the 2006 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year awards. Ms Bradford won the National Hudson Community and Government Award, which is for employees of government departments, statutory bodies and not-for-profit organisations. Bradford […]

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Fairer Fleet Insurance with Geotab

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EasyPark ANZ celebrates 10 years of making parking easy

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More energy solutions for industry

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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.