Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - January, 2013
The Victorian Government has announced the formation of a new Ministerial Advisory Committee on Waste and Resource Recovery Governance, which will be tasked with reviewing the State’s current waste management arrangements.
The Cairns Regional Council has announced it has voted to cease all fluoridation of its water supplies, supporting a policy established by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).
Queensland Water Minister Mark McArdle has started a regional tour of south east Queensland councils to cover electricity and water supply issues facing the state’s regional councils.
The Victorian Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell has encouraged Victoria’s newly-elected Mayors and Councillors to embrace the Victorian Government’s plans to improve Councils’ transparency and accountability.
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) have warned that as sea levels climb, Australia's coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish.