The value of contract decisions
The City of Gosnells has received an outstanding social procurement award from Western Australian Disability Enterprises, recognising the City’s efforts to contract disability organisations for parks operations and tree services.
Logan City Council, Queensland, has successfully staged a mock evacuation exercise to fine-tune its Disaster Management capability.
Do you really understand your suppliers?*
For many years, the focus for procurement has been squarely on efficiency: helping the organisation by securing key goods and services more cheaply, quickly, easily and with the most convenience.
MAGIQ Performance Version 5 released*
MAGIQ Software has announced a major new release of its market-leading MAGIQ Performance Suite of budgeting, reporting and strategic planning software.
Leading the sustainable way
City of Canning, Western Australia (WA), has announced the rebranding and reinvigorating of its Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) program from January 2019.
Road upgrade links communities
West Arnhem Regional Council is currently completing the final few km of works on Murganella Road as part of Stage two of the major road project carried out in 2018.
Students get a handle on mental health
Benalla Rural City, Victoria, received entries from 35 year 8 students for its Live4Life competition, which encourages young people to submit a creative project to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve mental health knowledge.
Gas extraction cleans tip site
Redlands City Council, Queensland, has announced Stage 2 of the Birkdale Landfill Gas extraction project which captures methane for electricity generation.
Practicing Sustainable Development Goals
Director of the United Nations (UN) Information Centre, Christopher Woodthorpe, has had a first-hand look at how City of Newcastle, New South Wales, is implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a recent visit.
Recycling audit shows education is key
A Willoughby City Council, New South Wales (NSW), survey of resident’s bins has found plastic bags and soft plastic remain the most frequent contaminants in recycling bins.
More trainees and apprentices
Fraser Coast Council, Queensland, is about to recruit 11 new trainees and apprentices thanks to a grant through the Local Government Association of Queensland from State Government’s First Start Program.
Socialising with customers
After a successful trial in 2017, Lake Macquarie City Council, New South Wales, has expanded its customer service platforms to include social media.
Recycling options grow
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) participated in last month’s National Recycling Week, to help raise awareness of good recycling behaviours along with the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.
User-friendly online tool
Brimbank City Council, Victoria, has developed a new user-friendly tool that helps calculate and pay a Development Contributions Payment (DCP) through a simple online process.
Combining for road upgrade
Mid-western Regional Council, New South Wales (NSW), has completed an $18.7 million upgrade of Ulan Road, connecting Mudgee to mining operations and the Golden Highway.
Improved services and savings recognised
Inner West Council, New South Wales, has received recognition for it’s continued efforts to harmonise and improve services at the annual Local Government Procurement Awards.
Sensor network fights congestion
Western Sydney City Deal councils have received $700,000 for the Western Sydney Parkland Sensor Network project in round two of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs program.
Service standards launched
Banyule Council, Victoria, has committed to deliver better customer service and quicker responsiveness to its community.
Regional cities unite
An alliance of New South Wales (NSW) regional cities will create a united voice to influence State Government policy and investment on issues such as population growth, regional infrastructure and investment.
Tree app grows on residents
Residents of Mosman, New South Wales, can now easily find all the information required for the management of trees via a newly launched app called Trees Mosman.
Sculptures in the garden
Mid-western Regional Council, New South Wales, will soon have three new artworks to add to its public art collection as a result of acquisitions from the annual Sculptures in the Garden event at Rosby Estate.
Solution to single use plastics
Central Coast Council, New South Wales, is waging a war on single use plastic bags and is looking to partner with local fruit and vegetable suppliers to provide customers with free reusable produce net bags.
Disability Action Week success
From golf to hip-hop, Cairns Regional Council’s Disability Action Week, held in September, provided a range of activities to promote inclusion.
Retail development promises jobs boom
Construction is poised to begin on a landmark 30,000 sq m retail centre in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, set to create more than 600 full-time jobs once complete.
Sustainable design policy
The City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria, will become the fi rst regional council
to have an Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) policy added to its