Linking with landowners
A focus on sustainable grazing and riparian management along an 11km reach of the Logan River will bring long-term whole-of-catchment benefits such as improved water quality in the river and Moreton Bay.
Solar lights success
The Shire of East Pilbara and BHP Billiton recently partnered in a project that aimed to provide a safer environment through the use of high quality, low energy, cost effective LED lighting technology.
Making the most of sunny days
Alice Springs Town Council is making the most of the approximately 300 sunny days in Central Australia each year with solar installations at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
Food organics, garden organics
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and the broader community were facing challenges due to an increase in the amount of solid waste generated and the growth of demand for sustainable practices.
Recycling, Its Sorted
Recently Glamorgan Spring Bay Council (GSBC) received grants from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tasmania and the Keep Australia Beautiful, Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants, funded by Coca Cola, to improve recycling opportunities in the municipality.
Solar systems shine light on energy efficiency
A key theme of the Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan is environmental sustainability, including the promotion of energy efficient growth and the reduction of Bathurst City’s environmental footprint.
Improving the Bull Creek Catchment
An iconic project for improving water quality in the Bull Creek Catchment is underway, converting a 150m stretch of the Brentwood Main Drain into a living stream just before it enters the Canning River at Bateman Park in the City of Melville.
Power savings while keeping cool
A half a million-dollar Community Energy Efficiency Program is nearing completion in the Roper Gulf region having upgraded and massively improved the energy efficiency of Roper Gulf Regional Council business offices that serve the nine towns of the region.
Climate smarts and water wisdom
Perth’s changing climate was the hot topic at a community waterwise forum organised by the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC), with the support of Beyond Gardens, the Department of Water and the Water Corporation on Saturday May 9.
An innovative reuse of water
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall MP recently acknowledged Moree Plains Shire Council in State Parliament for its innovative reuse of spent artesian spa water in the construction of the Moree Water Ski Lakes.
Drainage basin upgrade
As part of the City of South Perth’s Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects, the drainage basin in local park Doneraile Reserve, Waterford will be upgraded to better treat stormwater runoff and groundwater.
Regional power savings
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has developed and is managing a regional LED streetlight and solar PV project for the Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (GVROC).
High quality environmental courses*
Flinders University’s School of the Environment is a multidisciplinary school with high quality teaching and research, focused on effective solutions to environmental issues.
Energy management framework benefits
Albury City Council, like many other regional Councils across Australia, has taken steps to manage the impost of increasing energy costs on its bottom line.
Key users inform redevelopment
Central Reserve key users will be invited to be part of a project reference group to advise Colac Otway Shire Council on the redevelopment of Colac’s premier recreation reserve.
A modern approach
The City of Busselton has awarded a half-million dollar contract to commence earthworks at its Vidler Road Waste Facility in Dunsborough.