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Brave new world of communications

"Solicitors, banks, governments, publishers, retailers, business generally and Local Government are all readily taking up new technology, because if they don't, their competitors...

Local Government and democratisation

Councillor Peter Woods OAM, the Mayor of Concord in New South Wales and President of the Local Government Association in that State, has...

Walk in my shoes

Staff at the City of Glenorchy in Tasmania have developed new insights into the world of people who are disabled. Through a pilot...

Staff attitude survey a first

In June, staff at Brimbank City Council took part in a staff attitude survey, believed to be the first time this model of...

Engineers to study overseas

Providing practising Local Government Engineers with ongoing training and development opportunities is one of the key aims of the Municipal Engineering Foundation. Once...

Putting the misconceptions to rest

Over the years, Greater Lithgow has firmly stamped itself as an industrial leader not only within New South Wales but across Australia. The...

Working to peak performance

As is the case throughout Greater Lithgow, Council recognises that its people are its key asset. With this in mind, over the past...

Reducing the road toll

Greater Lithgow is one of 12 Councils in NSW selected to develop a Road Safety Plan. Situated at the western gateway to Sydney,...

Facelift for local lakes

Providing the district with a variety of recreational and other uses, previously Lake Pillans had suffered from neglect and misuse. For much of...

Tourism Online

Greater Lithgow has a wide range of natural and built attractions. Its very active Tourism Association has been working hard to make the...

Where there’s smoke

While smoke alarms are mandatory in most new houses around Australia, it is older housing stock, with ageing electrical wiring and greater use...

LGAQ celebrates 100 years

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) recently staged its Centenary Annual Conference. Hosted by Brisbane City Council, the theme for this Conference...

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New minister proud

I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been sworn in as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. As a regional...