Focus On... Financial Sustainability & Asset Management
- What the politicians said
Minister Crean’s address was keenly anticipated, following the Sunday launch of the 2012 – 2013 State of the Regions Report and in light of the some of the pressing issues for local government — climate change, the carbon tax and constitutional recognition.
- ALGWA networking breakfast
On the first morning of the ALGA National General Assembly, the Australian Local Government Women’s Association’s (ALGWA) held a networking breakfast in conjunction with The White Ribbon Foundation, Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.
- Melbourne’s City-wide sustainability push
The City of Melbourne’s ‘1200 Buildings’ program has been highlighted in a global carbon usage report.
- Resource sharing builds stronger councils
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils General Manager Greg Winton recently released the findings of the ‘Impact of Resource Sharing on Staff and Councillors’ report prepared by the Institute for Regional Development, University of Tasmania.
- Low carbon finance to combat rising energy costs
Cardinia Shire’s premier health and recreation facility will receive a $739,163 energy efficiency overhaul to help it save on its power use and cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
- The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society
The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) is a not for profit organisation providing a wide range of financial services to all staff of the ADF, Reservists, government departments, their families and friends.
- Regional collaboration benefits Gippsland
Councillor Richard Ellis, Mayor of East Gippsland Shire Council and Chair of the Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN), was thrilled to be a part of the release of the Gippsland Region Priority Area initiative.
- Future directions in financial sustainability and asset management
As part of our ongoing interaction with the local community and to increase our understanding of who resides, works and visits the area, Burwood Council worked to implement a system that provides the latest information on our local government area.
- ALGA welcomes solar heating announcement
ALGA President, Mayor Genia McCaffery has welcomed the announcement that the Australian Government will use funds from the Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme to provide a one-off grant to support local communities with heating costs.
- Council employee tops Spatial Excellence Awards
When it comes to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), City of Busselton employee James Spath is top of his field.
- Dust sealing success for unmade roads*
The Australian rural environment means there are many kilometres of unsealed roads for local officials to maintain – often with inadequate funding. The major portion of local governments’ budgets for unsealed roads is spent on grading and re-sheeting gravel that, unfortunately, immediately begins to deteriorate. Dusty fines blow off the road, causing the larger aggregates to become unbound and drift into verges and drains.
- Australian made road maintenance and construction innovation leaves others in the dust
Polycom Stabilising Aid is proving to be increasingly popular among councils and shires and road building authority’s across Australia.
All over the country from the dry remote zones in Western Australia, through the NT and down to South Australia across Victoria and NSW then back up to Queensland, not forgetting Tasmania.
The main reason’s for the Increased uptake of PolyCom are ease of use with standard equipment and easily managed by your existing crews in house.The fact that PolyCom reduces re work due to wet weather damage to roads, coupled with the fact that PolyCom is environment and OHS compliant as well as full on site support by local distributors also provides confidence for our customers.