Mayors and councillors stand together in climate call

Mayors and councillors stand together in climate call

SEVENTEEN mayors and councillors from New South Wales and Queensland have called on the government to recognise the spiralling costs to communities from climate-fuelled extreme weather, and do more to protect communities from costly and disruptive climate shocks. The...
Australia’s top 7 local government climate projects for 2020

Australia’s top 7 local government climate projects for 2020

Even in 2020’s difficult circumstances, local councils are rising to the challenges of climate change. From Nillumbik Shire Council’s world-first solar and battery powered stadium that provides a safe space for the community during an emergency, to Sunshine Coast...
Unpacking the Bushfire Royal Commission report for local governments

Unpacking the Bushfire Royal Commission report for local governments

The Bushfire Royal Commission report has now been tabled in Parliament by the Federal Government. It unequivocally acknowledges what the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA) and numerous other bushfire inquiries this year have already stated: climate change...
Councils crowned climate leaders at national awards

Councils crowned climate leaders at national awards

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS tackling climate change have garnered national recognition at last night’s Cities Power Partnership Awards. The Awards, run by the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, took place on Thursday 29 October virtually, recognising the unsung work of...