Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - October, 2013
A survey suggests concerns about affordable public housing bringing down property values and generally ruining the neighbourhood may be unfounded.
Many are still sore from having the referendum to recognise local governments ripped away just before it happened, but councils are now gearing-up to ensure they are not forgotten in upcoming state elections.
Authorities are working on a proposal for an Indigenous Centre for Excellence in Broken Hill, which would help create and propagate Indigenous culture, business and ideas.
A Shire Council has put together a draft Mining and Extractive Industries Policy, which seeks to protect landowners who do not want coal seam gas wells on their property.
An election has been held for the presidency of the New South Wales Local Government association, which included the high-profile candidacy of the Prime Minister’s sister.
No one will be enjoying the unseasonably warm weather on NSW’s north coast more than the blue-green algae, with residents warned to look out for blooming populations in rivers and streams.