Better Councils, Better Communties

Connecting Community Online

Facebook page launch by Council positively engages youth and achieves impressive reach

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Blackall - Tambo innovation!

Expanded saleyards halfway between Mt Isa & Brisbane drive regional prosperity

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Energy efficiency shines!

New & innovative systems to further reduce operating costs of community and public facilities

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Powering our council!

Beneath the red dirt of Winton lies untapped energy with the potential to power existing and future assets

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#77 STORIES CELEBRATES INNOVATION

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Whitsunday asset management success

Council turns around its asset management practices to boast one of the nation's best registers

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Beautiful Gladstone, Safer Gladstone!

A new Local Government Safety Management System saves Council $250k

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Longreach online value plus!

Council's new portal provides access to documents, archives & historical data for the community

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Real time water-savers

Automatic Meter Readers save Council and the community millions of litres of water and lots of $$$

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Townsville economic buzz

Bid partnership by Council & Townsville Enterprise to entice events generates increased visitation & expenditure

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Councils in action around the state Councils in action around the state

A Facebook page launched by Aurukun Shire Council to positively engage its youth has achieved impressive reach


Balonne Shire Council sought to protect the town structurally with levees, as well as to build the capacity of its residents (both those that live in and those rurally based) to be better prepared for disasters.


Patchy phone service and internet connectivity experienced by five remote towns in Queensland’s western shires will be remedied following a decade long campaign spearheaded by Barcoo and Diamantina Shire Councils.


The Blackall Saleyards are located halfway between Mt Isa and Brisbane and are ideally suited for implementation of fatigue management plans, weed management, spelling, weighing and sale of livestock.


Project goals were to secure long term employment for the councils' road building section and to reap the benefits of the tourism boom from the completion of the Outback Way.


Council considers this infrastructure to be vital to the progress of the Bundaberg region, as it will service more than 50,000 people and enable the provision of sewerage to all new development located in the coastal strip between Burnett Heads and Elliott Heads.


Council is introducing mobile computing, in particular mobile forms, and mobile field service management solutions to improve it operational efficiencies, reduce paper and improve response times.


The Burdekin Shire Council is undergoing a cultural change breaking down the division between outdoor and indoor staff.


Cairns Regional Council’s recent decision to introduce a machine-to-machine solution that allows the better management of its fleet of 600 vehicles is expected to create savings and productivity improvements in excess of $3 million each year.


During the past two years, we established 13 regional community reference groups, each representative of local business, industry, sport and recreation, arts and culture, seniors, youth and rural enterprise.


The South Burnett regions first and only recycling plant built and staffed by Cherbourg Aboriginal Council is building its potential as an employer and profitable business.


Cloncurry Shire Council launched a Local Business Committee to inform and recommend actions to council for local business development in the shire.


The Heritage, Culture and Tourism Unit designs, plans, finds funds and coordinates many events during the year.


Gladstone Regional Council has saved $250,000 through its implementation of a new tailored Local Government Safety Management System, as part of an initiative to improve the safety management performance of Council.


Our Value for Money Framework challenges the organisation to continually review the way it does business. It is about looking at our operations strategically and holistically, searching for opportunities to innovate and harness new technologies.


In order to inspire more Australians to spend time in regional Queensland, Gympie Regional Council needed an innovative approach to reaching potential visitors and travelers to the region.


Ipswich City Council has transformed a former fire station in the heart of the city's CBD into a digital innovation and start-up hub, known as Fire Station 101.


One of the largest water infrastructure delivery programs of its kind in Australia has saved council at least $96 million in capital costs since it began in 2009.


The Infoxpert public portal provides ratepayers, council suppliers and councillors simple and quick access to large documents, archived information and historical data.


A ground breaking initiative, Automatic Meter Readers are saving Mackay Regional Council and its clients millions of litres of water.


An energy efficiency program being rolled out by Moreton Bay Regional Council across 24 community facilities will reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent.


Mornington Shire Council has begun a series of in-depth community consultation sessions as well as ongoing state and federal lobbying to provide much needed recreational facilities on remote Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.


The results since bringing the plant online have shown excellent water quality, no increase in power consumption and a reduction in chemical addition. The results of the subsurface rock filtration have led to other Local Governments both within Qld and overseas planning to install similar filters.


A technological overhaul of Scenic Rims Council's telephone and data communications has delivered ongoing savings and improved resilience from external disruption.


Council developed in house the automation attached to its iCouncil platform and specialised configuration of an iOS App interface to transform its health licensing process into a streamlined digital system.