The Western Australian Government has tabled a report of the eight-month long inquiry into the City of Canning's elected council, concluding there were systematic failures by the council.

Ballarat has been recognised as one of the world’s smartest communities for a second time by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

Felicity-ann Lewis has been elected as the new President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) following the conclusion of its Annual General Meeting in Hobart earlier this week.

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that seeks to remove the State’s waste levy.

Hundreds of local government representatives have descended on Hobart for the start of the 2012 National Local Roads and Transport Congress, hosted by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

The South Australian Local Government Association (SALGA) has released a new report into the likely impact of climate change on local government infrastructure.

The Victorian Government has released a new framework for managing the State’s groundwater resources.

The New South Wales Government has unveiled new powers that will enable the Minister for Local Government to suspend ‘misbehaving’ councils.

The Queensland Government has passed what it calls ‘the biggest reform of Local Government in a generation’, saying it will fundamentally change the way Local Government do business.

The South Australian Government has called on South Australians to help identify key areas where Government can make more major cuts to regulatory burden.

Tasmania will now have a single, statewide water and sewerage entity following the passage of legislation through State Parliament.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has unveiled the next local government areas that will receive the fixed wireless service.

The jointly funded $30 million upgrade and expansion of Southern Water’s Huon Valley water supply infrastructure has been given the go ahead.

The Queensland Government and Gold Coast Council have announced they are planning to call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to develop an international cruise ship terminal and associated development on the Gold Coast.

The cities of Hobart and Launceston have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive closer ties between the cities.

Historic buildings, landscapes, parks and monuments are set to enjoy strengthened protection under the recently released City of Melbournne Heritage Strategy.

The Victorian Government has announced it is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIS) in delivering Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technologies to expand access to natural gas throughout the state.

The Western Australian Government has tabled a progress report on the Royalties for Regions program for the 2011/12 period.

The Western Australian Government has released the Stage 3 Local Government Accounting Manual to assist local government finance professionals with the preparation for financial reports.

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has bemoaned the lost opportunities to pass key legislation as the Parliament enters its last sitting week for the year.

300 fresh faces will join 331 re-elected councillors after the final results of Victoria’s 78 elections have been published.

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