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Communicate or crumble

"The thing Local Government engineers have not done as well as they might over the past decade is to communicate the asset management...

Toward a sustainable future

One of the world's most exciting conferences, 'Pathways to Sustainability' will be held in the City of Newcastle in 1997 during its bicentenary...

Best practice using the Internet

FOCUS Web Site, http://www.loc-gov-focus.aus.net, promotes Best Practice in Local Government. The Internet is a new means of communicating. FOCUS Web Site, part...

Sense of family crosses all bounds

"Despite our differences in culture, languages, remoteness, size and geography, Local Government in the Territory displays a clear sense of family," said Bob...

Strategies for the future

Working in partnership with LGANT, during 1994 the Department surveyed all Councils. The aim was to ascertain what the industry identified as key...

Enhancing community self management

$1.5 million over the next three years, provided through the Commonwealth's Local Government Development Fund, has lead to the development of the Remote...

Training for remote area staff

As all organisations are only as good as the people operating them, training for staff and elected representatives is vital. To assist staff...

$4m Mall upgrade for Darwin

Darwin's $4 million Mall upgrade follows a period of intense community consultation. After obtaining input from many community groups, organisations and individuals, sketch...

Modern economy for an ancient culture

The Jawoyn people of the Katherine region of the Northern Territory have recently launched their first five year plan. The Plan sets out...

Active in community life

In the remote town of Timber Creek, Lorraine Jones' multiple roles have significance beyond the boundaries of the small community. Lorraine combines work...

So near so far

Located just eight kilometres across the bay from the centre of Darwin, Cox Peninsula is nonetheless in many ways a remote and vulnerable...

Infrastructure program at Nguiu

On Bathurst Island, Nguiu Community Government Council is taking a proactive approach to community infrastructure. It is investing money in facilities, not only...

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Athletes head off to Olympics

Athletes from across Australia are preparing to head to Paris for the Olympic and Paralympic games this month and next and their local communities...