Your future, your community
Local Government operates at the heart of our communities. The work it does is vital to the future success of our regions and our people.
Councils and Shires are responsible for everything from managing major assets such as airports, engineering roads and bridges, ensuring environmental sustainability, planning housing and open spaces, developing local tourism initiatives, running leisure facilities and community programmes, and much more.
National human rights award for Council
A national human rights award has been presented to Council for its role in a program to settle Ezidi refugees in the region. Council won the Government category at the Australian Human
A Passion for Asset Management
Dr Megan Schlotjes achieved her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland and the University of Birmingham after completing her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil
Careers at Council Website to attract local government workers
The NSW local government peak has used its annual conference to unveil two major initiatives designed to encourage more people to work in the sector, and to beef up recycling. LGNSW
Shire council officer features in new guide that matches military skills with local government roles
A Sutherland Shire Council officer features in a new state government guide that is designed to match the skills of defence force veterans with jobs in local government. Sean Baker
A Regional Council Perspective – Moree Plains Shire Council
Moree Plains Shire Council employs people who are passionate about the community for whom we work. Each day, regardless of our role, our aim is to deliver the best possible services and
Lucy Gooley – Tweed Shire Council Signwriter
Have you ever thought about a career in Local Government? I hadn’t until I saw a position for an apprentice Signwriter in the local paper. As I was already working in this field as a
LGNSW President's Message
WIN: EXTENSION FOR HARMONISING RATES We’re pleased to see Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock listening to our calls on behalf of amalgamated councils to allow more time for the
Working in Community Engagement
This year, I celebrated my 5-year anniversary as a Wollongong City Council employee. It’s been quite an adventure! Over the last couple of decades, I’ve worked as a: Bartender Co
Dwayne Singh, Team Leader Building at Moree Plains Shire Council
“I just love everything to do with building.” Dwayne Singh has built his career in the industry he loves. After finishing Year 12 in Moree, Dwayne Singh started a pre-apprenticeship
LGAQ Public Satisfaction with Councils Improves
More Queenslanders are expressing satisfaction with their local councils despite months of attacks on their commitment to accountability and accusations that the sector was 'on the nose
Local Government’s Federal Election Initiatives
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is calling for the commitment of all political parties, party leaders and individual candidates to deliver for local communities
Working in Councils
The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive.
And what’s even more impressive is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.
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