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Colourful revamp

The Dwellingup General Store has been revamped by new owners and includes an incredible mural by internationally-renowned Perth artist, Kyle Hughes-Odgers. The bold artwork is...

Kerbside bin funding will curb waste sent to landfill

A national approach to kerbside recycling will help Australia’s 537 councils to reduce the five mega tonnes (MT) of waste sent to Australian landfills...

Light at the end of the heritage tunnel

Scenic Rim Regional Council has completed significant works at the heritage-listed Lahey's Canungra Tramway Tunnel with more scheduled in coming months. The Tramway Tunnel...

Ramping up crime prevention

The City of South Perth is ramping up its crime prevention efforts with the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art mobile CCTV trailer, aimed at...

Busselton flying high for tourism

Busselton Margaret River Airport was abuzz with Jetstar’s inaugural flight service between Sydney and Busselton taking off on 26 March. The new direct flights...

New role for Luke Connell

Luke Connell is the new Director of Planning and Development at Baw Baw Shire Council. Over nearly 20 years, Luke has built a strong career...

Heading up a culturally diverse agricultural area

This month Local Government Focus sits down with Griffith mayor Doug Curran. LG: Tell us about your area: what makes your council special or different? Mayor...

Smart drains for Gosnell

A Smart Drainage program has delivered significant flow-on effects for the City of Gosnells’ maintenance and asset management programs. The program uses smart technologies to...

City to reduce landfill greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gases will be captured and destroyed at Hanrahan Road Waste Facility thanks to an agreement with environmental services company LMS Energy to reduce...

Housing action for workers

Nine applications for funding to deliver key worker housing in Mansfield Shire have been submitted to Regional Development Victoria. These projects, if successful, will...

Planting a future for schools

The Schools First Street Tree Planting project is an innovative climate and health initiative led by Maroondah City Council to adapt existing tree planting...

Supercharging cleaning efforts

Melbourne is embracing 24/7 cleaning and graffiti removal thanks to an innovative new cleaning contract - ensuring the city will always be looking its...

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Colourful revamp

The Dwellingup General Store has been revamped by new owners and includes an incredible mural by internationally-renowned Perth artist, Kyle Hughes-Odgers. The bold artwork is...