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Speaking up

Speaking up

Several councils made headlines last year for their role in debates that played out at the national level. But should local governments advocate on social issues, or should they stick to picking up the bins? Read more >

Partnering for climate change

Partnering for climate change South Port Surf Life Saving Club President Dick Olesinski.

The City of Onkaparinga in South Australia has joined a Climate Council initiative to tackle climate Read more >

White ribbon workplace

White ribbon workplace Northern Beaches Council staff members stand together to mark the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.

Northern Beaches Council in Sydney has become a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace to actively support the campaign to prevent menís violence against women. Read more >

New year new structure

New year new structure Staff get involved in designing the new structure.

The Town of Victoria Park in Western Australia is set to hit the ground running in the new year with the final stages of a new organisational structure almost completed. Read more >

Crunching the gender numbers - Presidentís comment

Crunching the gender numbers - Presidentís comment Councillor Coral Ross, President, Australian Local Government Womenís Association (ALGWA)

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Plug in and power up

Plug in and power up Tweed Shire Councillor Chris Cherry and Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson at the launch of the Power Up Strategy.

Tweed Shire Council and Byron Shire Council have entered into an agreement to make the region friendlier for electric vehicles. Read more >

This month

Speaking up

Several councils made headlines last year for their role in debates that played out at the national level. But should local governments advocate on social issues, or should they stick to picking up the bins? Read more >


Editorial

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Partnering for climate change

The City of Onkaparinga in South Australia has joined a Climate Council initiative to tackle climate Read more >


White ribbon workplace

Northern Beaches Council in Sydney has become a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace to actively support the campaign to prevent menís violence against women. Read more >


New year new structure

The Town of Victoria Park in Western Australia is set to hit the ground running in the new year with the final stages of a new organisational structure almost completed. Read more >


Crunching the gender numbers - Presidentís comment

Read more >


Plug in and power up

Tweed Shire Council and Byron Shire Council have entered into an agreement to make the region friendlier for electric vehicles. Read more >


Local jobs for local people

Hume City Council in outer-metropolitan Melbourne has developed a program to transform the lives of unemployed residents and increase economic participation at the local level. Read more >


Turning ideas into reality - The Good Oil by Rod Brown

The Cockatoo Network includes quite a few councillors, and we often provide a sanity check and tips on how to advance their ideas. Read more >


Toolkit to up-skill youth

Cessnock City Council in New South Wales has officially launched the Youth First Program Toolkit giving councils across Australia the tools to support young people to be job ready. Read more >


Derwent Valley splashes out

Derwent Valley Council in Tasmania is gearing up to host an exciting water play event that is set to attract thousands of people. Read more >


Switching on

A program by three Western Australian councils is reducing energy consumption and has earned a National Energy Efficiency Award from the Energy Efficiency Council. Read more >


Housing help

Fraser Coast Council in Queensland is giving low-income earners assistance to enter the local housing market. Read more >


Mural celebrates First Nations culture

Redland City Council in Queensland has teamed up with the regionís First Nations people to showcase their thriving art community while sharing the rich cultural heritage of the local Quandamooka people. Read more >


Councillor profiles - Mayor Jenny OíConnor Indigo Shire Council

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Councillor profiles - Mayor Robert Anderson Warrnambool City Council

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Make it better with wood*

How wood can help councils to reduce carbon emissions and save money. Read more >


Driving a new boom

A proposed $43.8 million Community Hub will help drive a post-Holden investment boom in the City of Salisbury. Read more >


Gong for infrastructure team

An innovative approach has reaped benefits for Muswellbrook Shire Councilís Community Infrastructure department in New South Wales. Read more >


Creating healthy communities

City of Playford in South Australia has been recognised for its work cultivating a healthy community. Read more >


Keeping place preserves culture

In Moree Plains Shire Council, the Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre, which holds one of New South Walesí largest collections of Aboriginal family records, has reopened its doors. Read more >


Disaster relief a mouse click away

Ku-ring-gai Council in Sydney has launched a new online tool to help residents face extreme weather events. Read more >


Global strength, local service*

Heavy earthmoving machinery is a major investment. Read more >


Water sensitive urban design

Northern Midlands Council in Tasmania has celebrated the completion of the Sheepwash Creek Water Sensitive Urban Design Project. Read more >


Networking for zero waste

Across Sydney, the Zero Waste Network is supporting re-use, repair and recycling social enterprises. Read more >


Smart procurement on the path to sustainable roads*

Roads perform an important connecting function for every community. Yet most current approaches to road construction and maintenance are unsustainable in economic, environmental and social terms. Read more >