Road innovations, ALGWA info session, BoM webinars, | ALGA News 24 January 2020

President's column

The Australia Day celebrations this long weekend gives us chance to stop and celebrate with our community. Councils will proudly bring their communities together with events like citizenship ceremonies, barbecues, and concerts. We’ll demonstrate community cohesion and resilience, so important as this summer we’ve witnessed terrible bushfires across large swathes of the country, in addition+

SA councils unite for roadwork innovation

Three councils in Adelaide have commenced an initiative to explore new techniques and technologies to build and resurface local roads.  Roads are the largest asset among Australia’s councils and local governments are responsible for 75 percent of the country’s road network. Led by the City of Mitcham, in partnership with the cities of Unley and+

More youth and general mental health services in fire areas

The Commonwealth will expand mental health services for young people living in 10 places affected by bush fires in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. The Commonwealth is also providing additional funding to Primary Health Networks to support Headspace services in bushfire affected regions. “Supporting the long term mental health of young people living+

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Australia Day and Lunar New Year Celebrations

Councils across the country have begun their celebrations for the Australia Day long weekend, with some also hosting Lunar New Year of the Rat festivities which this year falls on 25 January. Activities include citizenship ceremonies, citizen of the year awards, street parades barbecues and sport events. The Australian of the Year Awards will be+

ATO update for fire-hit communities

The ATO urges people in bushfire-affected communities to focus on getting their affairs in order, and not worry initially about their tax obligations. As many local government areas (postcodes) have been granted access to the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment, the ATO will automatically grant deferrals for activity statement lodgements and payments for anyone in+

ALGWA NSW info session, Gunnedah

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW branch will host an information session in Gunnedah on 29 February, as part of its series of events to encourage women to contest upcoming local council elections, and to support female staff members into leadership roles. “In September this year, all 128 local councils across New South Wales+

Bureau of Meteorology webinars

The Bureau of Meteorology invites councils to join its free webinars and speak directly to its weather, water, climate and ocean experts. On 13 Feburary the webinar covers weather for boating, in which participants will learn more about marine weather forecasting for winds and waves, and how to use the Bureau’s tools to assess conditions+