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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...

Understanding all gender toilets

Going to the toilet is a right, not a privilege. For many years people with disabilities have struggled to gain access to suitable public toilet...

Mayors welcome safety review

The NSW Country Mayors Association (CMA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a new Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities...

Mayor of the “women’s river place”

Moira Were AM, Mayor, of the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia was kind enough to sit down and answer our questions this month. Tell...

WA regional telecommunications inquiry welcomed

The long-awaited in inquiry into regional telecommunications in Western Australia has been announced according to WALGA president Karen Chappel and CEO Nick Sloan. “We have...

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Mayor warns against fraud

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Rosanna Natoli is urging the community to be alert to fake social media and messages that appear to be from...