Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - April, 2013
The Federal Government has announced Newcastle University and Newcastle’s Civic Precinct will undergo a ‘major transformation’ following a $30 million funding injection.
Old factories, service stations and contaminated sites that pose a risk to the population will be audited under a scheme proposed in new report handed to the Victorian Government.
The Queensland Government is calling on local governments, industry and the broader community to have their say on the recently released draft State Planning Policy (SPP).
The New South Wales Local Government Acts Taskforce has released its discussion paper on the proposed development of new local government legislation.
The Victorian Government has promised greater consistency and transparency for rate payers after it released new Ministerial guidelines for the use of differential rates.
Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 for community groups to continue their local environmental projects under the Federal Government’s Community Environment Grant program are now available.
The New South Wales Government and the state’s largest local government representative body, Local Government NSW, have signed a new agreement which will guide relations between the two government bodies.
Sydney’s George Street is set to receive a major make-over after the Sydney City Council unveiled plans to convert the ‘car-choked’ city centre into a ‘vibrant pedestrian boulevard’.
The Victorian Government has claimed that businesses and the broader community will benefit from a fairer and more predictable approval system following the release of EPA Victoria’s Approvals Review Final Report.
The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has the State Government to commit to greater local government and community consultation surrounding the delivery of proposed light rail networks.
The Northern territory Government has announced Allan McGill has been appointed as the acting Chief Executive of the Department of Housing and the Department of Local Government for a six-month tenure.
Nine councils from across NSW and two multi-council regional projects will share in almost $1 million of grants funded by the NSW Environmental Trust to rehabilitate and protect roadside vegetation, improving the habitat of native wildlife.
The Victorian Government has announced it has approved the construction of a new $70 million office complex that will see a significant jobs boom in the area.
Constant delays in council approval times for new housing, renovations and commercial construction highlights the ‘urgent need for a new planning system in NSW’ State Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard has said.