Urban heat mapping tool | ALGA News 2 August 2019
It’s commendable to see so many councils sharing what they do, such as this animation from Shoalhaven City Council (NSW) about the 40 beaches they manage, or this from Bathurst Council in central western NSW which highlighted a local theatre group. On Tuesday 6 August, join them and other councils to make #PartOfYourEveryday trend nationally+
2019 NALG profile – Wollongong City Council (NSW)
Two projects that counter harassment and promote inclusion, and assist struggling high school students to develop job skills have earned Wollongong City Council two 2019 National Awards for Local Government. ‘I Belong in the Gong’, was developed because new migrants, especially women, reported being publicly abused. This program, took out the Prevention and Community Safety+
New heat mapping tool for urban buildings
A new 3D mapping program developed by researchers and trialed by councils in Greater Sydney could help councils better plan for increases in the urban heat island effect due to warmer temperatures caused by climate change. The Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision-Support Tool was developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon+
Cities housing research projects
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) will take a closer look at cities, including local government coordination, as part of its new Cities Research Agenda. Researchers will focus on five projects: metropolitan governance, urban transportation, housing supply and population, cities policy, and cities-related issues. “We’re excited to see AHURI extend our research into+
Decentralisation doesn’t alleviate metropolitan growth: study
A new research paper argues decentralization in Australia doesn’t relieve growth in Sydney and Melbourne, and future attempts will not work unless governments invest in basic infrastructure such as communications services, roads and health and education facilities. Written for the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney, Decentralisation: could it help our fast growing+
Council finalists in national climate awards
Local councils’ frontline efforts against climate change such as through energy efficiency, an electric vehicle charging network, and championing their communities are among the finalists of the Cities Power Partnership’s annual national climate awards. More than two dozen councils have been short listed, ranging from metropolitan councils to rural and regional ones across Australia. Pam+
New social infrastructure strategy for QLD
The Queensland Government has released a new social infrastructure strategy, with which it aims to make better use of existing physical infrastructure and ensure new investments are more responsive to community needs. The document defines “social infrastructure” as physical facilities and spaces across health, education and training, justice and public safety, arts, culture and recreation+
Mackay Regional Council wins at DrumMUSTER/AgSafe awards
Mackay Regional Council has been named the Council Collection Facility of the Year at the annual DrumMUSTER/AgSafe awards. Judges said the Council’s proactive support of local growers, “ensured the program’s success across a significant geographical footprint, adding to Mackay’s environmental aim of having a region that embodies the target of Healthy Rivers to Reef systems.”+
New heavy vehicle road charging trial
The Federal Government has begun the first of a series of trials for possible road user charging options for heavy vehicles. More than 10 heavy vehicle operators of varying sizes and more than 100 vehicles will be used in the initial trial, Assistant Minister for Road Safety, Scott Buchholz, said. “The Federal Liberal and Nationals+
Unlock the full potential of your regional area
The 2019 Australian Regional Development Conference will be held on the Sunshine Coast from 16-17 September.
This is one of the very few educational events that bring academics, practitioners, policy makers, community leaders and Australia’s quiet achievers into one purposeful forum.
Over two days, you will gain insight, tools and resources you need to strengthen and advance your community. Influential leaders who are invested in the greater regional movement will highlight a variety of innovative achievements, missed opportunities and potential for growth.
Make the connections you need to preserve the Australian way of life by networking with like-minded professionals.
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Local and International Insights at the Smart Lighting Summit
When utilised efficiently, smart lighting acts as the transformative backbone to smart city infrastructure.
The 7th Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 28-29 August, jam-packed with best-practice solutions on maximising the role of smart lighting within local councils.
Unpacking what’s next in the smart lighting and technology spheres and untangling how best to approach features including automation, smart controls, regulations and sustainability will round out the event, providing councils and stakeholders alike with the knowledge needed to achieve and maintain holistic, forward-thinking smart lighting.
With 35+ expert speakers from Los Angeles, Melbourne, India, Canberra, Darwin, Norway, Sydney and San Diego to name but a few, this year’s Australian Smart Lighting Summit is highly anticipated and one not to miss.
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Revitalise the Town Pool and Energise Your Community
Learning to swim creates a lifelong pathway towards active involvement in sport and recreation. In country Australia, most kids learn to swim in the town pool, improving the health and well-being of the community and providing opportunity for social engagement, clubs, functions and youth diversion programs.
Revitalise and Reimagine the Town Pool, a program by KSM Advisory, works with council and community stakeholders to invigorate existing council pools to meet strategic and economic objectives such as employment, population retention and a healthy community.
In partnership, a strategic review and business plan will be compiled to assist councils maximise their existing assets. Our program has energised regional aquatic centres and made a positive contribution to help councils realise their community-based goals.