Bushfires Royal Commission; hydrogen energy in regions; e-invoicing | ALGA News 21 February 2020
It’s my pleasure to announce the first round of guest speakers who will present at the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra from 14-17 June. The largest gathering of local government in the country this year takes the theme Working Together for Our Communities. As this past summer has been tough for+
Bushfires Royal Commission to examine government coordination; zoning; building standards
The Royal Commission into the bushfires of summer 2019-20 will examine areas including the responsibilities and coordination between Australia’s three levels of government, and how they share resources. Formally known as the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, its Terms of Reference include land management, land-use planning, zoning and development approval including building standards,+
Hydrogen facilities could benefit councils in regional NSW, VIC
Hydrogen energy test facilities under construction in Canberra and regional Victoria that will examine whether natural gas networks can transition to hydrogen may have positive implications for regional councils as they seek to lower their emissions. These facilities, plus two hydrogen vehicles refueling stations, show local communities’ efforts. Last year, the Council of Australian Governments+
Free bushfire building standard
Fire-affected councils will soon be able to use download a free document on buildings in bushfire-prone areas following an agreement between the Australian Government and Standards Australia. The two entities have agreed to jointly fund access to AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas until 30 June 2021. AS 3959 gives guidance to professionals+
ATO urges councils use e-invoicing
Did you know more than 60 percent of councils spend around 100 hours on processing invoices every month? Or that more than half of councils spend over $10,000 each month on this task? E-invoicing is a smarter and cheaper way to do invoicing, and Local Government needs to get involved because the way those transactions+
Events breaking records and engaging communities
If you want to attract more events, or organise large community events that inspire, The Business of Events conference is where you can absorb knowledge from excelling. Less than one month remaining until event professionals from all levels of government will share what makes their events successful.
Here’s a sample of what we’ll cover:
- Beverley Williamson, GM, Business Development & Bids of Melbourne Convention Bureau will cover the ingredient behind their successful acquisition of events.
- Leonie King, Team Leader Festival & Events, City of Greater Dandenong will share how they attracted 10,000 people at their inaugural Springvale Snow Fest, then won Best New Event.
- Simon Latchford, CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast, will share the business events strategies that saw a regional brand soar.
They have their tickets: Local Government Association of Queensland, Department of the Environment and Energy, Tourism New Zealand, Randwick City Council, Shire Council, Tamworth Regional Council and more.
Get yours at www.thebusinessofevents.com.au
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Register now for 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government
The largest, most influential local government conference in Australia returns to Canberra from 14-17 June 2020.
It’s a chance for you and your council to influence the national policy agenda and join more than 870 representatives from councils across the states and territories.
Our theme in 2020 is ‘working together for our communities’, and we’re preparing an exciting program about future challenges, opportunities and changes.
sponsorship, exhibition and motion details are available now at http://nga20.com.au/