A representative body for the fast-growing outer suburbs of metropolitan areas say a federal strategy should be developed for managing urban population growth.

A Senate Committee has made some recommendations after taking a look at the safest and cleanest ways to use a wood-fired heater in the home.

A new report has shown it takes years for small communities to recover from disasters like floods or cyclone, with damages extending beyond the physical.

One council is looking at innovative ideas for turning the former site of an open-cut gold mine into something useful.

A Council de-merger manager has claimed a $4 million saving with some good choices in IT contracts.

Residents of one regional city have not let a funding knock-back get them down, re-applying for and now receiving a package worth $5 million.

Five objections have stalled plans for a mushroom plantation in rural Victoria, with councillors called upon to reject the fungus farm.

The Parramatta City Council has unveiled its big plan for a city-wide light rail service, mapping out a 31-stop route over thirty kilometres of track.

The Narrogin Town Council is seeking to re-enliven its amalgamation talks, which have been stymied since a poll of residents halted previous efforts.

A battle of jurisdictions is unfolding in South Australia, with the state’s Planning Minister looking to prevent local councillors from taking part in planning assessment bodies.

A state government has expanded the range of its program to convince people to leave cities and move to the bush.

A new national centre is being established to allow a deeper level of research into the disparity in health and healthcare for Indigenous Australians.

Some maintenance work will soon allow a South Australian telescope to peer into the yawning expanse of space once more.

The Western Australian Government has redrawn the map of the city of Perth, slashing the number of metropolitan councils by half.

The Victorian Government is set to cut the “unnecessary” red tape surrounding the management of rural public halls and sporting grounds.

The Gympie Council will spend $75,000 to employ a contractor to crack down on wild dogs.

A child-care group in regional New South Wales was told it had been mistakenly receiving an annual grant intended as a transport subsidy, now the group says funding should continue.

More funding has been awarded as part of the Newcastle Now initiative, money is being given out to businesses and building-owners to spruce up their facades.

A southern Victorian Shire is considering rising sea levels in its next planning amendments.

New statistics show the strong Australian tradition of bush entrepreneurialism is still alive and kicking.

Public servants in Canberra’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have heard they may have to go rural to keep their jobs, with Government plans to move the agency to a regional area.

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