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Randwick takes out top NSW council honours

By Staff Writer Randwick City Council has won the annual A.R. Bluett Memorial Award – arguably highest accolade a NSW council can aspire to. The award is presented each year to the council that, in the opinion of the trustees, has made the greatest relative progress. The award judges/trustees were impressed with Randwick City Council’s commitment […]

Councils urged to show shady behaviour

Victorian councils are encouraged to showcase initiatives that help protect their communities from skin cancer by entering the 2007 SunSmart Shade Awards. SunSmart manager Kylie Strong says councils who provide shade in their communities are helping to protect Victorians from over exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which is an important way to reduce the high rate of skin cancer. […]

‘TreeBay’ scheme for carbon farmers

By Jane Garcia A proposal for helping farmers to earn carbon credits for native vegetation and trees they preserve or plant on their properties could also prove profitable for local government, according to an Australian National University researcher. Philip Gibbons from the university’s Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, suggests an online auction system, similar […]

Employment program to help indigenous job seekers

By Staff Writer The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) will train twelve Indigenous jobseekers from the Hinchinbrook Shire as part of a $31,240 Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative grant. “This project will help participants gain the skills and qualifications required to gain part-time work as Auxiliary Fire Officers and also gives them a chance […]

Generating interest in energy alternative

By Jane Garcia An innovative cogeneration project providing power and air conditioning for Hornsby Shire Council’s Central Library is about to realise its potential and enter a phase of commercialisation. In order to help the council meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2010, it commissioned a showcase project […]

WaterWise Rebate Scheme breaks records in Queensland

By Adam Coleman Queensland’s Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme last week paid a record $2.34 million in rebates throughout Queensland for water tanks, water-efficient washing machines and dual-flush toilet suites. “The Home WaterWise Rebate Scheme has been an unprecedented success with a flood of rebate applications being received,” says Paul Childs, a spokesperson for the Minister […]

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