Focus On... Business Efficiency and Sustainability
- Building on sustainability
Mornington Shire Council in Queensland is building a more sustainable future by integrating measures to ensure their core objective remains focused towards innovative infrastructure needs and economic development.
- Probity Without Paper: MAV uses e-Procurement Toolsets for Better Outcomes*
Most procurement professionals would agree that robust competition and quality submissions are the desired end-game for the tendering process. So it stands to reason that a key objective for any tendering activity is to ensure that tender advertisements reach as many relevant suppliers as possible - as early as possible.
- Future Directions - Kiama Municipal Council
Kiama Council’s NBN IT Manager John Holland has been leading in his field for his instrumental role in the conceptualisation, planning and delivery of Kiama Council’s online project ‘Kiama Connect’.
- Rock e Plan
Rockhampton Regional Council’s Rock e Plan is poised to become Council’s one stop shop for all things planning.
- Efficiency provides return for Councils
South Australian Councils will receive almost $5 million in special performance bonuses this year from the Local Government Association of South Australian (LGASA) workers’ compensation, public liability and asset insurance arrangements.
- Responding to Climate Change
The City of Rockingham has some of the most beautiful coastline in Western Australia, which means it is in the front line of the potential threats of climate change.
- Helping councils stay green*
One of Melbourne’s major city councils has turned to Toro Australia to help it improve and maintain its sports grounds, parks and gardens.
- Free process library for Councils
Local councils throughout Australia are gaining free access to a new online library that allows them to share their process knowledge and experience with other councils.
- Pay fines with food
As part of Hobsons Bay City Council’s sixth Food for fines program, libraries are accepting food such as tinned fruit and vegetables as payment for overdue charges.
- Innovative data collection technology
Mornington Peninsula Shire has recently implemented a new approach to asset data management that integrates and streamlines the processes of gathering and recording asset data.
- Not-for-profit financial services*
The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) is a not for profit co-operative that provides a wide range of financial and professional services to all current and ex-government department employees and contractors, their families and friends.
- Sister city agreement
The City of Onkaparinga has recently signed a sister city agreement with Changli and a memorandum of understanding with Luzhou, and is forging strong business links in Beijing and Shenzhen.
- Redevelopment of business systems
Mackay regional council is undergoing a major redevelopment of its systems and processes to modernise its business practices and deliver efficient and effective customer services.
- NSW Large Employer of the Year
Wyong Shire Council took out the NSW Large Employer of the Year Award and was the only government finalist in the prestigious competition.
- Sowing the seeds of excellence
Logan’s Shailer Pioneer Park is regarded as one of Queensland’s best, having picked up an Award for Excellence in the Parks and Open Space Development category at the Parks and Leisure Australia (Qld Region) annual awards in May.
- Funding shored up for river walls
The City of South Perth has welcomed the State Government announcement of $500,000 in funding to repair and replace the Swan River walls along the South Perth Foreshore.
- Lighting up the LED market*
Australasian LED Pty Ltd is lighting up the Industrial LED market and is fast becoming the champion for switched on Australian and New Zealand consumers.
- Works begin at North Bank
The first stage of Launceston City Council’s redevelopment works at the North Bank site have begun with the commencement of foreshore remediation works to rehabilitate the degraded river edge.
- Customer Service Network Forum
Cessnock City Council Customer Service Coordinator, Trevor Martin, has hosted this year’s Local Government Customer Service Network Forum.
- Resilience triumphant
South Australian Councils have been named Climate Change Champions for the second year in a row.
- Better beach emergency services
Surf Coast Shire Council is replacing existing emergency marker signs in the Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve to meet new government standards and improve emergency response times.
- Dumpers caught on camera
Illegal dumpers will be caught in the act, following the installation of six CCTV cameras at known dumping hotspots in Randwick City Council.
- Solar Farm construction begins
Mayor of Moree Plains Shire Council Katrina Humphries has turned the first sod of dirt of Moree’s Solar Farm development.
- Graduates of ACELG local government degrees “Fit for the Future”*
Said Dr Tim Robinson, Director of Sector Engagement and Teaching at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at a graduation ceremony at the University of Technology, Sydney last month.
- Revolving Sustainability Fund
South Gippsland Shire Council has recently completed an ambitious project of upgrading streetlights across the municipality.
- Rural shire wins state tourism award
Murrindindi Shire Council has won Tourism Victoria’s Local Government Award for Tourism.
- Redevelopment for Community Centre
Brimbank City Council is taking the next step towards seeing the $8.9 million redevelopment of Errington Community Centre.