Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - April, 2011
SA's Local Government Association will face a fresh election for its President following the unexpected withdrawal of Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock for family reasons.
A special meeting of the LGA State Executive Committee will be held on Friday following the LGA Conference and General Meeting. The meeting will consider appointment of an Acting President to take over from Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis whose term ends at the close of the General Meeting.
Mayor Jim Pollock said he regretted having to withdraw after having been elected unopposed earlier this year to take over from Mayor Lewis later this week.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has published 31 corruption prevention recommendations for Burwood Council and other New South Wales local governments.
New analysis shows governments across Australia are spending at least four times more on building roads and bridges than on public transport infrastructure.
A study of predicted coastal erosion and inundation on the Coffs Harbour coastline due to extreme weather events and sea level rise has been published as the first step in developing a strategy to tackle any possible risk areas.
Two Federal Coalition parliamentarians have clashed over the constitutional recognition of local government, and as a result the leader, Tony Abbot, has given the proposal ‘in principle’ support only.
Software solutions company, TechnologyOne, has won the last five major local government software contracts to go to tender in Australia and is attributing its success to the launch of OneCouncil - a new preconfigured, best practice solution for local government.
The City of Melbourne has voted to introduce state-of-the-art parking technology in the CBD and surrounding suburbs, expected to net it an extra $11.82 million in revenue over the next four years.
Local Government Managers Australia is conducting a National Workforce Development Research project, examining how councils face the challenge of staff retention.
Rural and regional Victorian communities are set to benefit from a $1 billion growth fund following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Bill through the Victorian Parliament on April 7.
The Queensland Government has announced caps for infrastructure charges by local governments on new developments as part of its push to spark a building revival in Queensland.
Penrith City Council has called for action to be taken on the NSW government’s Sydney Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036, which will integrate transport and land use planning across the greater Sydney basin.
The NSW Premier O'Farrell's has announced plans to scrap Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and return local planning powers to local government.
Councils have strongly rejected the findings on Local Water Utilities (LWU) in the National Water Commission’s recently released Urban Water in Australia: Future Directions 2011 report.
The City of Melbourne and Lake Macquarie City Council have been named among National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility’s (NCCARF) first Climate Adaptation Champions.
A new highly skilled taskforce will be established to help councils deal with the implications of the Queensland Government's new Coastal Plan.