Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - October, 2012
The Queensland Government has announced that new plumbing laws aimed at significantly reducing red tape, delays and costs for industry, local governments and consumers have begun operation.
The Australian Parliament has passed a motion to establish a 12 member Joint Select Committee charged with considering constitutional recognition of local government in the country.
The Federal Government’s amendments to the Water Act which set the provision for an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling, have passed the house of representatives.
The Queensland Government has announced the membership of the Uranium Implementation Committee tasked with establishing the best-practice framework for the recommencement of uranium mining in the State.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the number of councillors on six of the State’s councils will be reduced following the Local Government Board’s Review of Councillor Numbers.
The Federal Government has announced a further $1.7 billion in funding to deliver an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling Basin.
The New South Wales Government has announced it introduce a strengthened code of conduct covering councillors and council employees across the State’s 152 local government areas.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the state’s first sea level allowances and statewide coastal inundation mapping in a bid to offset the effects of shifting sea levels.
The Tasmanian Government has tabled legislation before State Parliament that will establish a single, statewide water and sewerage corporation.
The Western Australian Government has upped work on the State’s five-year Healthy Rivers action Plan (HRAP), following the planting of two million native seedlings along the Swan Canning Riverpark area.
Outgoing Local Government Association of Queensland President, Cr Paul Bell, has announced he is taking a tilt at a second term as President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
The Queensland Government has announced the appointment of a financial controller in a bid to reverse the fortunes of the struggling Torres Strait Island Regional Council.
The ‘changing of the guard’ in Queensland councils and a new State Government are driving challenging and exciting times, according to outgoing Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) President Paul Bell.