Australia Day honours; local roads; heat island; regional arts | ALGA News – 31 January 2020
I want to begin by congratulating two former ALGA Board members for their recognition in the 2020 Australia Day honours. Rae Kingsbury (Perry) AM, who in 2004 became the first woman to serve as President of the Australian Local Government Association, was named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the+
2020 Australia Day honours for local government sector
Outstanding people from across the local government sector have been recognised in the annual Australia Day honours list for service to their communities. In particular, ALGA President David O’Loughlin congratulated two former ALGA Board members for their achievements. Rae Kingsbury (Perry) AM, who in 2004 became the first woman to serve as President of the+
Austroads’ new Local Government Road Safety Management Guidance
Austroads has released a new, free guide which attempts to address a dearth of relevant information about road safety guidance for local government. “The purpose of the guidance is to rectify this, by compiling contemporary information on the reasons for establishing, and processes for developing and implementing a road safety management framework for local government+
More councils acting on urban heat island effect
Two metropolitan councils – Perth City Council and the City of Adelaide – are taking steps with data and reflective road surfaces to try mitigating urban heat effects which scientists and planners have warned will be exacerbated by increasing temperatures. The urban heat island effect is where some places absorb and hold heat more than+
20 regional arts projects funded
Albury City Council, Mackay Regional Council and King Island Council are among the recipients of 20 regional arts projects that have secured new funding from the Commonwealth Government. Festivals Australia has distributed more than $550,000 in its latest round of funding for projects across regional and remote communities for art forms including visual art and+
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