Local Government’s Arts & Culture investments | ALGA News 13 September 2019
It’s just over nine weeks until our National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Hahndorf in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, only half an hour from downtown Adelaide. Registrations are already up on last year, indicating the joint metro and regional focus is hitting the mark. If you haven’t already registered, I encourage you to do+
Local Gov behind 26% of Australia’s arts and cultural investment: study
Local Government contributes more than a quarter of total national expenditure on Australian arts and cultural activities, a new study has found. Demonstrating the increased importance of art and culture to local communities, the 26.2 percent local government proportion was up from 22.4 percent a decade earlier, The Big Picture report said. Each year Australian+
Updated Australian Emergency Management Arrangements Handbook
A handbook that outlines the responsibilities of all three levels of government during emergencies and disasters has been updated to help authorities in their preparations for future incidents. Produced by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, the free Australian Emergency Management Arrangements Handbook was guided by a working group, which included the Australian Local Government+
Toowooomba Second Range Crossing opens
One of Australia’s largest road infrastructure projects, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, opened on 8 September to provide an alternative route for all classes of heavy and super-heavy vehicles. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the 41-kilometre-long bypass route included an 800-metre-long viaduct and would remove trucks+
Councils’ Night Time Economy report
An update on the state of Australia’s Night Time Economy in metropolitan areas has found the sector employed more than 1.1 million people in 2017-2018 and had a turnover close to $136 billion, or nearly five percent of the total economy. The new study by the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors, which assessed of+
Revised pool barriers standard
Local councils and members of the public are invited to comment on a proposed revision of a standard covering safety barriers for swimming pools. Standards Australia proposes expanding elements of AS1926.1 to give additional information to pool owners, pool users and certifiers so they have a better understanding of the design and construction of a+
Review of Export Controls laws
The Australian Agriculture Department is seeking views from people involved in agricultural exports about proposed changes to Commonwealth legislation. The draft Export Control Bills Package 2019, which replaces a 2017 bill, covers areas including customs and excise procedures. Its intentions are to remove duplication and make laws more responsive and efficient for exporters, farmers and+
See me. Know me. events
See me. Know me., the national campaign by Meaningful Ageing Australia, has a series of opportunities for seniors to reflect and connect…and know how to find aged care services that will value them as a whole person.
Make sure your seniors teams are aware of the campaign resources and opportunities.
Check the Events page on www.seemeknowme.org.au for details of our fantastic October activities:
Adelaide Zest Fest High Tea and Catalyst Festival
Melbourne Senior’s Festival High Tea
Parramatta International Day of Older Persons High Tea
Hobart Senior’s Week High Tea
Keep an eye out for the sample Sharing Kit that is being sent to your council!
This campaign has been subsidised by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Webinar on Lean-Agile Procurement – 18 September 2019
If you’re a procurement professional working in local government, this webinar is a must watch!
Felix has invited Ross Darrah of Pareto Toolbox in New Zealand to share from his vast experience with Lean-Agile Procurement.
In this free, lunchtime Q&A session, we will ask Ross all the burning questions about Lean-Agile Procurement. Join us to learn:
1. The difference between traditional procurement and Lean-Agile procurement.
2. The key benefits of using Lean-Agile procurement.
3. In what situations it is appropriate to use Lean-Agile methodology, and when it is best to stick to traditional methods.
4. The key steps involved in the Lean-Agile process.
5. How to successfully use Lean-Agile within your procurement function.
Ross will also share with us the results he’s recently experienced when implementing Lean-Agile at Auckland City Council.
Click here to register now!
Whites Law Bindery Bookbinders
We specialise in binding minutes and other special documents to preserve them for posterity or presentation.
We can bind from your supplied hard copy or print from an emailed digital file.
We’re also renowned for our traditional style leather bound ledgers and registers such as visitors’ books for clients including the Royal Australian Regiment.
Ask us about making beautiful presentation items for that special person or occasion.
RecycleWater 2019- National Water Recycling & Reuse Technology 2019 Conference in Melbourne 15th-16th October
HEAR ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN WATER RECYCLING, BEST PRACTICES IN WATER REUSE, FUTURE OF POTABLE REUSE, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES & APPLICATIONS
- Future directions for water recycling & reuse in Australia: Where will we be in 2030?
- Vic EPA recycled water guidelines: Discussion on proposed key changes
- Hydrogen economy — the key role of recycled water in a resource constrained and decarbonised world
- Potable water reuse –what can Australia learn from global experience
- Potable reuse – current state and emerging trends
- The importance of process validation
- Integrating long term urban subdivision to create
- Recycled stormwater business and researching its
- Potential for potable supply – the 50 year Salisbury story
- Potable reuse: is australia ready for it?
- Perth’s groundwater replenishment scheme from concept to reality
- Drivers & impediments for water recycling in Australian agriculture
Website : www.ibrc.com.au
Register 2 & get 2 free Offer. 30% LOCAL COUNCIL DISCOUNT OFFER