New course on building in bushfire prone areas

The University of Technology, Sydney, has developed a new training course on building in bushfire prone areas for the Victorian Government and Country Fire Authority. Launched last week in Melbourne, the five-day program aims to enhance skills for assessing bushfire attack levels and controlling development in high risk areas. Director of the UTS Centre for […]

OPINION: A new amalgamation agenda

By Graham Sansom A visit to Western Australia recently brought the issue of council amalgamations back into sharp focus. This persistent theme in Australian local government just won’t go away, even though the average population of council areas is high by world standards. Arguments continue between those who promote larger (in population) local government areas […]

Centre of Excellence board meets in Sydney

By Staff Writer   The Board of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) has held its first meeting and will begin consultations with local government next week.   Addressing the inaugural meeting, held at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), the Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, Maxine McKew, said the centre would promote best […]


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