Introduction Your Council has a role to play in building and deepening community at any time. Following a crisis or disaster such as the current pandemic this role is even … Continue reading Your Council, Community and COVID-19 Recovery
Introduction Local government has performed important roles during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Councils have been important in the distribution of government messages and health messages. Many council have also promoted … Continue reading Local Government and Pandemic Recovery
Introduction The current pandemic has meant so many of us are now working from home. This morning while going through some old folders on my computer I came across some … Continue reading The Free Little Library: Nowra
Introduction Local Government is the level of government closest to the people. It provides a range of important essential services such as: water, waste, planning, local regulation/enforcement and physical infrastructure. … Continue reading Local Government and COVID-19
Introduction We live in unusual times. In the last 12 months we have experienced drought, bushfires and now the Covid19 virus. It has been a challenging time with more to … Continue reading Community in a Time of Isolation
Introduction In less than two weeks my local government area will go the polls to elect a new group of Councillors to represent us for the period of the … Continue reading Crime Prevention – It’s a Community Job
Introduction I’m the first admit it that I really don’t like change. It is unsettling. It is unfamiliar and makes me feel uneasy. It’s odd that I should say that. … Continue reading A Change is a Coming….
Introduction Anyone who has worked in large organisations or part of the public sector has probably experienced a restructure of their organisation or service. For many this will appear to … Continue reading “Here We Go Again…Another Restructure”
Introduction I like to go for a run. It’s not that I’m a great runner or a serious runner. I’ll go out maybe two or three times a week and … Continue reading It’s All About Connection…with Place, Others and Yourself
Introduction For over a decade I worked in leadership positions in Local Government. This was a challenging, rewarding and often frustrating experience. Over that time I learnt a great deal … Continue reading Learnings From Leadership
The weeks leading up to Christmas 2019 saw Australia on Fire. There were bushfires in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. A map of the fires … Continue reading It’s the Small Things that Make a Difference
We spend a third of our days at work. For many of us we see more of our work colleagues than we do our family and friends. The workplace represents … Continue reading The Workplace Community: Why is it so dysfunctional?