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Illawarra on the Internet

The Illawarra Region of Councils, in conjunction with the Illawarra Office of Department of State and Regional Development, has established a regional presence...

When beer means boom

If towns do not have a natural tourist attraction, the solution is to make one. Nowhere is this more evident than in the...

Developing local communities

In opening the Conference, Frank Hornby, National President Local Government Community Services Association Australia, said that the theme 'Developing Local Communities' accurately reflects...

Reconstructing society

Keynote speaker at the Conference was Baptist Minister, Reverend Tim Costello. The last Mayor of the former City of St Kilda and community...

Competition pros and cons

A panel of speakers representing Local Government, the private sector and academia spoke on the issue of competition as it relates to Community...

Community outcomes the key

Rhonda Bignall, General Manager at Maitland City Council in NSW, gave an overview of her Council's approach to instituting reforms for increased competition....

Global perspectives

Bill Armstrong, Executive Director of the Overseas Service Bureau, spoke on the topic 'Community Development - Global Issues'. This was one of a...

Planning for new millennium

With an emphasis on a practical appreciation of planning, conservation and development, the recent National Congress of the Royal Australian Planning Institute (RAPI)...

Editorial

In producing FOCUS, we endeavour to have contact with as many Councils around the country as possible. Whether we are covering a story...

Centenary celebrations at Port Hedland

On 22 October 1996, the Town of Port Hedland celebrated its official Centenary. Situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Port Hedland...

Melbourne – A City for the arts

With the recent launch of the City for the Arts action plan by Lord Mayor Ivan Deveson, Melbourne City Council has reaffirmed and...

Benchmarking best practice in the arts

For most Councils, while the arts are recognised as part of Local Government's responsibilities, they are rarely treated as central to day to...

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Resource Recovery Park

The City of Cockburn will transform Henderson Waste Recovery Park into a Resource Recovery Precinct as part of a sustainable long-term waste management strategy...

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