Councils Australia-wide submitted more than 100 examples of ailing community infrastructure in need of help in the first week after a call-out from the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

The Federal Government’s Green Army – a central part of its attempt at environmental policy – needs more people.

Over hundred delegates from Queensland councils west of Dividing Range are in their second day of a big summit.

Authorities say claims that forced Council amalgamations drive down rates are not borne out by evidence from other states.

The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.

Local research engineers have developed a flotilla of robot boats to monitor the effects of major weather events and provide early warning on potential environmental disasters.

The Civil Contractors Federation (CFF) says private contractors in South Australia are missing out on vital construction work because it keeps going to local government workers.

Students at a WA high school have stepped way beyond the normal science class veggie patch.

Australian Local Government Association President Troy Pickard wants councils to nominate community infrastructure renewal projects to be included in ALGA's 2016 Federal election strategy.

Local government amalgamation and resource sharing in Tasmania has been backed by 23 or the state’s 29 councils.

The Federal Department of the Environment has highlight the big role councils play in protecting threatened species and delivering environmental outcomes.

Victoria’s Greater Shepparton Council has voted to support marriage equality, after Mayor Dennis Patterson stepped in to reverse a council decision from just three months ago.

Winton Shire Council in western Queensland has made progress on its plan to build a $3.5 million geothermal facility to use the heat from artesian water as an energy source.

A former member of the expert committee behind the approval of the Shenhua Watermark coal mine says it comes with big risks to water supplies.

News South Wales Premier Mike Baird has made his pitch in the much-awaited yet much-avoided GST conversation, arguing the rate should be increased to 15 per cent to pay for better healthcare.

Tasmanian firms are keen to fire up Australia’s newest form of renewable energy – native wood.

A forum in Darwin has heard of an idea that could greatly boost education outcomes for kids in the bush.

The South Australian Government has put up $2 million for 57 regional youth local government traineeships.

Two NSW councils are trying out a skill-sharing arrangement, with City of Ryde Group Manager Environment and Planning Dominic Johnson taking up a three-month secondment with Willoughby Council.

The Local Government Association of Queensland is pretty happy with the Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget.

Rowena Allen has been appointed Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and is set to champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians within the Government.

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