Cycleway officially opened
Cyclists will welcome the new Hilliards Creek crossing Cycleway officially opened by State Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson and Redland City Mayor Karen Williams.
Community accessible to all
Earlier this year Singleton Council adopted a new Disability Access Plan 2020 and allocated $50,000 in 2014/15 towards its implementation.
Flood Markers remember disaster
Western Downs regional council has officially launched the Chinchilla Flood Markers, which recognise the impacts of the 2010/11 floods and depict the stories of previous floods that have occurred in the area since 1942.
Laratinga Wetlands is an award winning environmental masterpiece situated in the heart of Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills.
Chinese Culture comes to town
The Year of the Horse has the newly crowned Gold Coast CBD of Southport galloping into the future, and at the centre of it all will be the city’s newest destination, Chinatown.
Museums add value
A new study has been released which demonstrates the economic impact of Local Government supported cultural facilities in New South Wales.
LED street lights save councils
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) have announced that switching to LED street lighting could save Australia’s local councils up to $87 million and prevent 720,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere each year.
Weeds kept at bay
Douglas Shire Council is winning the war in protecting their World Heritage-listed rainforest from a highly destructive invasive weed.
Art collection has national audience
Rockhampton is well known for its beef and bulls but may not be a place many would associate with a nationally significant multi million dollar art collection.
Vincent Street's garden make over
Cessnock City Council will be refurbishing a number of the garden beds that line Vincent Street in Cessnock’s CBD including the removal and replacement of over 15 trees, several of which are Honey Locus’ (Gleditsia tricanthos).
Accessible vegetable garden
The City of Bunbury and the Life Without Barriers organisation has joined forces to build a small, low maintenance, accessible vegetable garden at the Hay Park Community Hall.
Reconnecting the Songlines
Nillumbik Shire’s Panton Hill Bushland Reserves (PHBRS) form part of the living landscape of the Wurundjeri people and provide an authentic environment to signify their indigenous heritage.
The Mibus Memorial Cultural Centre in Horsham is undergoing extensive renovations.
Shop local first
Mitchell Shire Council is appealing to young residents to spend their pocket money locally to support local retailers.
Aquatic weed management
Partnerships with key stakeholders and delivery of an innovative project has seen Great Lakes Council make promising inroads into control of an invasive aquatic weed.
Solar goes north
The City of Darwin today launched a state of the art solar system on the roof of Casuarina Library.
Pier goes solar
The Urangan Pier in Fraser Coast Regional Council is going solar powered.
Three awards, one council
The City of Melville has been recognised at a special event held by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA), receiving three coveted awards for best practice in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Corporate Social Values and Local Government Leadership.
Library wins state award
The Grove Library located in the Shire of Peppermint Grove was announced as the 2014 winner of the Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence for their local history “apps”.
Top Open Space
Whitehorse Council’s Box Hill Gardens Multipurpose Area has won the 2014 Architecture Award in the Urban Design category from the Australian Institute of Architects.
Creative hub for Sydney
A $25 million state-of-the-art creative hub featuring dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts facilities will be built in the heart of the city following an agreement between the City of Sydney and property developer Greenland Australia.
Reserve ready for kick-off
Frost Reserve is now back in action for over 650 Kincumber football players after Gosford City Council, along with Central Coast Football, spent almost $400,000 to upgrade its seven playing surfaces.
AWRE Council Innovation Awards*
The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) and Meinhardt, the global multidisciplinary engineering and professional services consultancy, has put a call out to Councils who are leading the way in the waste sector to submit their ideas and initiatives for the AWRE Innovation Council Awards.