Focus On... Financial Sustainability & Asset Management

  • Restoring Willow Court
    Derwent Valley Council is undertaking a major restoration of local heriatge-listed buildings to encourage employment, development and growth in the region.
  • Future Directions - Litchfield Shire Council ­– Planning for Future Needs
    Technology is changing with Litchfield Council in the Northern Territory, redefining what it means to communicate in the workplace.
  • Computers now ‘future-proof’
    Hornsby Shire council has completed a major upgrade of its computer system; potentially saving $100,000 a year in current information technology costs, as well a removing the need for regularly replacing computers.
  • Kickstarting economic development
    The Burdekin Shire Council will shift its focus to economic development in an effort to grow the region.
  • Five year dredging wait over
    After more than 10 years of lobbying by Cook Shire Council and local and regional stakeholders, dredging of the Endeavour River swing basin and leads is expected to be completed by mid-September.
  • Tender awarded for Dubbo Sewage Treatment Plant
    Dubbo City Council has awarded the tender for the upgrade of the Dubbo Sewage Treatment Plant to Cockram Corporation Pty Ltd to the value of $21,596,088 at June’s ordinary meeting of Council.
  • BPAYOnline services reduce carbon footprint
    The City of Gosnells is reducing its carbon footprint and fighting climate change by allowing residents to receive and pay their rates notices online, with the introduction of BPAY View®.
  • Printing money
    Over half a million dollars in savings each year, a major reduction in paper use and a significant drop in power consumption are among the benefits Gosford City Council has welcomed following its recent printer replacement project.
  • The Work Shop finds jobs
    Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the council has entered a new chapter in employment opportunities with official launch of The Work Shop training and recruitment center.
  • Sustainable use of new technologies*
    The Federal Government has delivered a tough budget, which means governments and businesses have to be even more innovative to deliver services that meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • 2014 National General Assembly of Local Government
    What the politicians had to say.
  • 2014 National General Assembly of Local Government
    Support for 50/50 women in councils
    The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator Michaelia Cash spoke at the annual Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) breakfast in Canberra, saying that she supports diversity in local government.
  • 2014 National General Assembly of Local Government
    E-waste recycling awards for five councils
    MobileMuster, the not-for-profit recycling program of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, has announced the winners of their 2014 Local Government Recycling Awards.
  • Local Government Procurement Uses TenderLink e-Portal to Reduce Tender Burden for Local Councils in NSW*
    Tendering can be an expensive, time-consuming and risky process - and one that government bodies are obligated to go through when they are spending $150,000 or more.
  • Automated paperless procurement*
    The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has led the way in the adoption and implementation of IT Visions Automated Paperless Procurement (APP) Cycle workflow solution.
  • Safe handling skips*
    Actisafe is now supplying self-tipping skips that use a quadrant on their base fulcrum to assist in the safe handling of materials.
  • Asset and Activity Management Apps*
    New smart phone and tablet technology is rapidly spreading to the frontline workforce, even if only on a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) basis.