Community hub fit for all seasons
The tiny community of Adjungbilly – 60 kilometres from Gundagai in Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council – has a community hall that can now be used comfortably all year round, thanks to a grant from the Stronger Communities Fund.
The Shire of Esperance in Western Australia recently upgraded 60-year-old rollers and is improving the safety of the staff that operates them.
A ten-year Capital Works Program of Sunshine Coast Council is delivering key infrastructure projects and successfully leveraging grant funding.
Streamlining asset management workflows
Eighteen months ago Tablelands Regional Council in Queensland officers drew a line in the sand and looked to transform how the organisation delivered asset management.
Exposure to wood good for the heart, the head and healing*
Planet Ark has completed a new report – Wood – Nature Inspired Design – which outlines the importance of connecting buildings with the natural world and how with ‘nature connected design’ (also called biophilic design) and using wood we can bring nature indoors and provide a healthier, happier environment
Roadmap for economic growth
Tea Tree Gully Council has adopted an economic framework that focuses on support for small businesses and methods to attract new investment to the South Australian community.
Brimbank City Council in Victoria has developed and adopted the use of cutting edge technology, artificial intelligence and CCTV to monitor and maintain the ongoing maintenance of its stormwater pipe assets.
Roof upgrade saves thousands
A thermal insulation upgrade to the roof of the local entertainment and convention centre will save the Mackay Regional Council between $10,000 and $15,000 per year.
LED lighting to save millions
The Local Government Association (SA) is working towards transitioning councils to LED street lighting, with projections of saving South Australian communities up to $196 million over a twenty-year period.
Tropical urbanism scoops highest accolade
An award-winning collaborative study into tropical urbanism in Cairns has claimed the title of Australia’s Best Planning Idea – Small Project at the 2017 Planning Excellence Awards.