The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government’s (ACELG) inaugural census on the Australian locaol government workforce is set to begin on Friday 30Novemeber.

The Victorian Government is calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations to develop large-scale waste infrastructure projects capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste per year.

The Adelaide Council has approved a new ten-year transport and movement strategy that it claims will make the city’s streets safer, more connected and easier for people use.

Adelaide will become the country’s first capital city to offer free Wi-Fi outdoors in the city centre under a new co-developed plan announced by the State and local governments.

New South Wales councils will be allowed to increase their general income by up to 3.4 per cent following a ruling by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

The Victorian Government has announced it will be ending Stage 1 water restrictions as of the start of December.

The Western Australian Government has announced the appointment of a commissioner following the suspension of the council of the City of Canning.

The Victorian Government has introduced new guidelines that will allow ‘sensible development’ in potable water catchment areas.

The Queensland Government has announced $13.4 million worth of project funding to assist the state councils deliver the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommendations.

The Western Australian local government sector has been rocked by more uncertainty after the CEO of the Shire of Ashburton was sacked over misgivings over his conduct.

The Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) has announced it is co-ordinating a pilot census with eight councils this week on the state of the local government workforce.

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has urged the State Government to continue to support strong social policy initiatives.

The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, committing to 3200 gigalitres of environmental flow.

The New South Wales Government has released a discussion paper on reform of the Water Industry Competition Act, inviting stakeholders to a series of consultation workshops.

The Queensland Government has announced $12.5 million in funding for the State’s regional councils.


The Queensland Government has convened the inaugural meeting of the Western Rivers Advisory Panel (WRAP) in Longreach.


A new report released by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) at the annual National Local Roads and Transport Congress estimates that 12 per cent of local government transport assets are in a poor or very poor condition.

Legislation that will see the creation of a single water and sewerage body has passed through the Tasmanian Legislative Council.

The Western Australian Local Government Minister, John Castrilli, has announced his intention to suspend the City of Canning council following an inquiry into the city’s goverancne issues.


Sydney Water has outlined $13 million in repair works for two large wastewater pipelines across three Local Government Areas.

The Queensland Government has announced that it has simplified guidelines for making and amending planning schemes following a council and industry feedback period.

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