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Council jobs on the rise

Council jobs on the rise

A new job creation program focused on building projects managed by Queensland’s local councils has coincided with an increase in regional employment. Read more >

Collective impact

Collective impact The Dream Big project in Burnie lets local Grade 5 students get a taste of a workplace of their choice.

By working in collaboration with their communities, councils are helping to drive long-term change in socially disadvantaged areas. Read more >

A wheelie safe city

A wheelie safe city

The City of Fremantle in Western Australia is increasing community safety – on two wheels. Read more >

Discussing asylum seeker settlement

Discussing asylum seeker settlement City of Ballarat Coordinator Cultural Diversity Frances Salenga, City of Ballarat Councillor Belinda Coates and Director of Innovation Hub at Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Abiola Ajetomobi.

The City of Ballarat in regional Victoria recently hosted a forum to address the future settlement of asylum seekers. Read more >

Join us in Albany to shape the future of transport

Join us in Albany to shape the future of transport ALGA President, Mayor David O’Loughlin.

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Focus on the future - President’s comment

Focus on the future - President’s comment LGNSW President Keith Rhoades, AFSM

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This month

Collective impact

By working in collaboration with their communities, councils are helping to drive long-term change in socially disadvantaged areas. Read more >


Editorial

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge surge in awareness around the importance of protecting our mental health. Read more >


A wheelie safe city

The City of Fremantle in Western Australia is increasing community safety – on two wheels. Read more >


Discussing asylum seeker settlement

The City of Ballarat in regional Victoria recently hosted a forum to address the future settlement of asylum seekers. Read more >


Join us in Albany to shape the future of transport

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Focus on the future - President’s comment

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Helping people stay on their feet

The City of Armadale in Western Australia is conducting a pilot program to train residents in preventing falls by older adults. Read more >


Lawn-mowing robot on trial

Under the cover of darkness, a robot is keeping one of Cairns’ premier outdoor venues in check. Read more >


Equipment sharing drives savings

Armidale Regional Council in New South Wales is sharing council equipment with the community to drive savings. Read more >


20 year anniversary*

Coffs Harbour City Council is organising the 20th Anniversary Local Government Information Technology Conference at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 29 November – 1 December 2017. Read more >


Addressing digital disadvantage

Bellingen Shire Council in New South Wales has been advocating strongly to NBNCo to secure fast internet for the Bellingen community. Read more >


Canada – you beauty - The Good Oil by Rod Brown

Canada’s socioeconomic set-up is very close to ours – Westminster system, European roots, middle-sized economy, abundant minerals and energy, the tyranny of distance and an industry policy trying to come to grips with strong competition from Asian and other low cost nations. Read more >


Village green accessible for all

The grass has never looked greener for elderly residents in Meander Valley Council in northern Tasmania. Read more >


Kicking goals for young people

The Shire of Broome in Western Australia has secured funding to continue a sports program for disadvantaged kids. Read more >


New home for local artists

The brand new Fleurieu Arthouse in the City of Onkaparinga in South Australia is providing local artists with the support they need to create and sell their work. Read more >


Port Broughton shores up its defences*

A product originally designed to provide protection to military bases in the Middle East is about to defend parts of the foreshore at Port Broughton, South Australia. Read more >


Councillor profiles - Mayor Jan Bonde Central Coast Council

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Councillor profiles - Mayor Martyn Evans Derwent Valley Council

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Creating a safe space at events

Cessnock City Council is teaming up with Ability Links NSW to roll out an inclusive tent to provide locals with a place for time out at community events. Read more >


Asking community R U OK?

Glenorchy City Council in Tasmania is working with the community to understand the importance of mental health. Read more >


Intensive consultation strengthens planning

The City of South Perth has undertaken a planning project to renew the South Perth Station Precinct (SPSP) involving intensive consultation with the community and key stakeholders. Read more >


High Achievers - Kathy Parton Manager Community Wellbeing, Knox City Council

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High Achievers - Community and Home Support Team South Gippsland Shire Council

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