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Businesses hit for big water cuts

August 24, 2007 15:24:00

The Tamworth Regional Council says the city's largest commercial users of water will still be expected to make big reductions in their consumption levels.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, environment, government-and-politics, local-government, water, tamworth-2340

Narrabri council backs QantasLink for air service

August 24, 2007 15:23:00

The Narrabri Shire Council has backed a proposal by QantasLink to provide a three-way air service with Moree and Sydney.[MORE]

Tags: business-economics-and-finance, industry, government-and-politics, local-government, air-transport, moree-2400, tamworth-2340

2nd probe announced into NSW council

August 24, 2007 15:11:00

The New South Wales Government has announced another public inquiry into the Brewarrina Shire Council in the state's far west.[MORE]

Tags: government-and-politics, local-government, states-and-territories, nsw, brewarrina-2839, dubbo-2830

Rumours circulate community on plantation future

August 24, 2007 15:10:00

The Wellington Shire Council has moved to stop rumours and speculation about a community meeting in Licola on Monday night.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, timber, licola-3858, sale-3850

Residents seek to give beach iconic status

August 24, 2007 14:41:00

Mission Beach residents are lobbying the Queensland Government to give the region iconic status. [MORE]

Tags: urban-development-and-planning, local-government, cairns-4870, cardwell-4849, innisfail-4860, mission-beach-4852

Brisbane buses trial animal fat fuel

August 24, 2007 14:13:00

The Brisbane City Council is trialling a new, cleaner fuel in its bus fleet.[MORE]

Tags: transport, government-and-politics, local-government, brisbane-4000

Toowoomba revisiting water recycling

August 24, 2007 14:00:00

A water recycling plant is back on the agenda for Toowoomba on southern Queensland's Darling Downs.[MORE]

Tags: federal-government, local-government, water, qld, toowoomba-4350

Dept inaction stymied world-first temple: Mayor

August 24, 2007 14:00:00

Shoalhaven Mayor Greg Watson says he believes the New South Wales south coast has lost out on establishing what's claimed to be the world's first Shoalin temple outside China.[MORE]

Tags: buddhism, local-government, states-and-territories, nsw, nowra-2541

Council to consider road safety following girl's death

August 24, 2007 13:21:00

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on the New South Wales mid north coast will be asked to formally adopt a number of recommendations at its meeting next Monday arising from the coroner's inquest into the death of schoolgirl Zoe Hughes.[MORE]

Tags: road-accidents, local-government, road-transport, port-macquarie-2444

Mayor criticises 'ludicrous' council divisions

August 24, 2007 12:32:00

The western Queensland mayors of Longreach, Ilfracombe and Isisford say electoral divisions within their new regional council are ludicrous.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, states-and-territories, ilfracombe-4727, isisford-4731, longreach-4730, mount-isa-4825

Tiny SA town gets desalination plant

August 24, 2007 11:46:00

The town of Marion Bay on Yorke Peninsula is ending its sole reliance on rainwater tanks.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, drought, local-government, water, sa, adelaide-5000, marion-bay-5575, port-lincoln-5606, port-pirie-5540, whyalla-5600

Art gallery moves to independence from council

August 24, 2007 11:40:00

A local government in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia will pay a consultant to transform its art gallery into an independent, not-for-profit organisation.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, karratha-6714

Council receives $3m Fed funding

August 24, 2007 10:34:00

The City of Albany in southern Western Australia will receive $3 million in Federal Government funding over the next year to improve roads and other services in the community.[MORE]

Tags: federal-government, local-government, albany-6330

State Govt blamed for Ravensthorpe fly-ins

August 24, 2007 10:24:00

BHP Billiton has confirmed it will no longer have a complete permanent workforce at its $2 billion Ravensthorpe nickel mine in southern Western Australia.[MORE]

Tags: mining, recycling-and-waste-management, local-government, states-and-territories, work, wa, albany-6330, ravensthorpe-6346

Report gives septic treatment go-ahead

August 24, 2007 10:04:00

Amendments to the planned lead smelter development at Bomen in North Wagga Wagga in western New South Wales have been recommended for approval.[MORE]

Tags: urban-development-and-planning, local-government, lead, wagga-wagga-2650

Councillor faces court over alleged debt

August 24, 2007 10:00:00

Wagga Wagga city councillor Karen Wright is facing Federal Court action today which could lead to the loss of her position on the council.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, courts-and-trials, wagga-wagga-2650

ACA probed over 'dangerous Dubbo' story

August 24, 2007 09:24:00

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is investigating Channel Nine's A Current Affair for describing the western New South Wales city of Dubbo as one of the most dangerous in Australia.[MORE]

Tags: arts-and-entertainment, television, local-government, information-and-communication, crime, australia, nsw, dubbo-2830, orange-2800

Mayor calls for funding to fix roads

August 24, 2007 08:13:00

A western Victorian mayor says councils need more money to help them upgrade dangerous intersections similar to one where seven people died last year.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, road-transport, donald-3480, horsham-3400

Council amalgamation inquiry 'will give locals a say'

August 24, 2007 08:02:00

Federal Local Government Minister Jim Lloyd says a Senate Inquiry into council amalgamations in Queensland will give locals a say on the issue.[MORE]

Tags: government-and-politics, local-government, states-and-territories, qld

Council seeks public forum on parks proposal

August 24, 2007 08:01:00

Swan Hill Rural City Council says a public forum is the best way for it to arrive at a position on proposals for new national parks in northern Victoria.[MORE]

Tags: environmental-management, local-government, national-parks, mildura-3500, swan-hill-3585

Prisoners to make way for APEC protesters

August 24, 2007 08:00:00

Two-hundred prisoners will be allowed to sleep in their own beds over the APEC long weekend of September 7-9 to free up jail cells in preparation for the mass arrest of protesters.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, government-and-politics, local-government, states-and-territories, law-crime-and-justice, prisons-and-punishment, activism-and-lobbying, australia, nsw, sydney-2000

Council agrees to rezone former college site

August 24, 2007 07:37:00

The Ballarat Council in south-western Victoria has agreed to amend the planning scheme so that the former Loreto College site in central Ballarat can be redeveloped.[MORE]

Tags: community-and-society, urban-development-and-planning, government-and-politics, local-government, ballarat-3350

Proposed sports complex a step for healthy youth: cr

August 23, 2007 15:00:00

The Campaspe Council is planning to build a $750,000 hockey and tennis centre in Echuca in northern Victoria.[MORE]

Tags: local-government, echuca-3564, wodonga-3690

Cobram hoping Minister visit will give development all clear

August 23, 2007 15:00:00

The Mayor of the Moira Shire Council hopes a visit by the Planning Minister will prove positive for a proposed development in Cobram in northern Victoria.[MORE]

Tags: regional-development, environmental-management, local-government, community-development, cobram-3644