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The scale and diversity of the work we do means Local Government can offer you many different career paths. We also provide training and development opportunities and further education. If you add the ability to make a real difference in your community, you’ll agree there’s no better place to start or grow your career.
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Central Coast Council sets up COVID-19 task forceCentral Coast Council, which has already seen the shutdown of more than 5,000 local businesses, has established a COVID-19 Economic Task Force to help the battered economy ride the
Councils Responding to Community NeedA number of Councils have announced support packages to assist residents, business, sporting and community groups address the social, cultural and economic impacts of the COVID-19
8 Reasons to Want to Work in Local Government that are Better than "Because I want to work at Council"Next month I'll mark my fifteenth year in the workforce. Thirteen of those fifteen years I've worked in local government. My current role involves leading a department that is focused
Council and Hunter Water join forces for pioneering pathways programLake Macquarie City Council and Hunter Water have joined forces for a Hunter-first program aimed at providing better career pathways for university graduates. The program’s first intake
Council programs foster workforce transitionRecruiting for local government jobs in regional areas has its challenges, but three central Queensland councils are launching a program designed to attract civil engineers and upskill
Delivering Sustainability for the City of NewcastleAdam Clarke, Program Coordinator in the City Innovation and Sustainability team at the City of Newcastle, is making some impressive contributions to mitigating climate change. Employed
Immediate Financial Support for Bushfire Affected CommunitiesThe Morrison Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South
National human rights award for CouncilA 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 ManagementDr 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
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The scale and diversity of the work we do means Local Government can offer you many different career paths.
If you add the ability to make a real difference in your community, you’ll agree there’s no better place to start or grow your career.
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