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Model code for residential development

Developed over the past seven years in conjunction with all levels of government, the community and the residential development industry, the...

Tasmania working together

Using the very appropriate theme, 'Working Together', the first joint annual Conference of the Tasmanian Divisions of the Institute of Municipal Management, Institute...

Editorial

Earlier this year, when FOCUS expanded its circulation to cover all Councils Australia wide, we chose to produce two separate editions under our...

FOCUS on inland NSW

With most of Australia's government and media concentrated on the eastern seaboard, inland Australia often finds itself ignored in mainstream policy making and...

Your Census, your future

On Tuesday 6 August the Australian Bureau of Statistics will conduct the nation's 13th Census of Population and Housing. More than seven million...

Kiama wins 1995 tidy town

Tidy Towns Awards were initiated nearly 20 years ago as part of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign. Since then they have become one...

‘How to’ for Agenda 21

The Local Government Environment Network is embarking on an exciting new project to facilitate the adoption of sustainability at the local level. ...

Sailing the ‘Cs’

The Institute of Municipal Management's 1996 National Congress was staged in Canberra on 19-22 May. Using the theme 'Sailing the 'Cs' of Challenge'...

Leading change

Dr Ian Brookes, eminent international presenter on Total Quality Management told delegates that in today's challenging world we have two possibilities - we...

Why benchmark?

According to Dr Robert Camp, Chairman of the Global Benchmarking Network, the major change initiative happening around the world is benchmarking. "Benchmarking is...

Sharing best practice

Eleven large urban fringe Councils from around Australia are taking part in a ground breaking benchmarking project. By documenting their best practice achievements...

Nurturing local democracy

President of the International City Management Association and City Manager at Moreno Valley in California, Norman King told delegates that Australia and the...

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Facing the challenges with support

Central Coast Council, and its staff, have faced challenges over the years, dealing with the merger of two Councils, a financial crisis and the...

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