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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.

Cycleways to recovery

By Jane Garcia in Canberra Councils are seeking resources to ramp up their contribution to addressing the detrimental impact of obesity on individuals and communities. In a motion passed 67 to 61 at the National General Assembly of Local Government on Tuesday (November 28), delegates requested that the Federal Government provide $50 million each year […]

Launch of Local Government Roads and Transport Strategy

By Jane Garcia in Canberra Australian local government has created a five-part plan asking the Federal Government to build on the successful Roads to Recovery partnership on roads funding and broaden the agenda for a joint approach to the transport challenges affecting communities over the next ten years. The Local Government Roads and Transport Strategy […]

Councils pursue closer international connections

By Jane Garcia in Canberra Australian local government has been invited to attend two major international congresses to be held in the Asia-Pacific region next year, and has passed a motion to share its expertise in abating greenhouse gas emissions with governments in India and China. The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will hold the […]

New fund piece for sustainability jigsaw?

By Adam Coleman in Canberra At the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra today (November 28), PriceWaterhouseCoopers, authors of a new report on the sustainability of local government, recommended establishing a new local community infrastructure renewal fund to assist councils to be more financially sustainable. “We found a consistent view around the country that the […]

PwC report suggests councils need help

By Adam Coleman in Canberra Somewhere between 10 and 30 per cent of councils have significant sustainability issues, according to preliminary findings of an ALGA -commissioned PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, previewed at the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra today (November 28), which analyses the financial sustainability of local government in Australia. “More cash […]

Partnership needed to push the agenda

By Adam Coleman in Canberra While 2006 has been a landmark year for local government with momentum created from the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) ‘3Fs’ campaign for formal recognition, fair treatment and fair funding, local government must work together to alleviate the ‘severe financial pressure’ facing local communities and regional economies across the nation. That […]

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

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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.