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Councils encouraged to adopt Austrade Australian Nation Brand

Local councils who adopt the Australian Nation brand can use it to promote their regions, products and services domestically and overseas, Austrade says.

Innovation key in civil construction winners

By Adam Coleman The 2006 CASE Earth Awards has recognised the innovative construction of a variety of civil construction projects around Australia, from a cliff-side road project to the rehabilitation of a disused mine. The CASE earth awards are presented annually for excellence in environment and excellence in construction. “All of the projects had two […]

Join the purchasing evolution

By Jane Garcia NSW councils are invited to join a new sustainable procurement program provided by the Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA) and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. “Many councils are already purchasing green, from recycled playground equipment, to hybrid cars and water saving products, the benefits are huge,” says LGSA president Genia […]

NSW job sites aim to attract council employees

By Adam Coleman The Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA) of New South Wales and have joined forces to create an online job site that specifically promotes local government positions. “The reason we are doing this is because there wasn’t an easy way to specifically look for local government jobs,” LGSA design and development […]

CIOs in battle with operational reform monsters

By Adam Coleman Processes, people and technology must be managed on an enterprise-wide level to enable successful e-government and to avoid the problems associated with a “three-headed beast” pulling the public sector in different directions. That’s the message from Ovum public sector research director in Australia and New Zealand, Dr Steve Hodgkinson, who likens the […]

Waterless wok targets heavy water usage

By Adam Coleman Wollongong and Hurstville City Councils in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW (ECC NSW) is targeting an area of excessive water usage with an inventive waterless wok. ECC NSW spokesperson and project coordinator, Ms Helen Scott, said that Asian style cooking restaurants use two to four times more water than […]

Twenty-first century services on a nineteenth century rate base

By Jane Garcia in Leura The Local Government and Shires Association of NSW (LGSA) launched its State Election Policy Platform at the Local Government Association’s (LGA) annual conference held in Leura this week (October 28 – November 1). The platform addresses themes including autonomy and intergovernmental relations; community and environmental wellbeing; financial sustainability; and transparency […]

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Innovation delivers justice

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