Last week I heard a story about a small group of residents who were at a meeting with their local Mayor, the CEO of the Council and a senior Council … Continue reading Not a Consumer, Client or Customer but a Citizen
if a council asks about community safety and crime prevention what is the role of local government, particularly in Australia in safety and crime prevention. You may be surprised to know that the role is much bigger than first thought.
The United Nations Sustainability Goals represent a set of lofty collective ideals designed to improve equality and wellbeing for all.
Approximately 1 in 10 people, globally, live in extreme poverty. This equates to less than $2 (US) per day to live on. Up to 25% of the world’s population survive on just over $3 (US) per day. These figures are hard to comprehend.
A 15-Minute City is a place where all your needs are met within a short walk or cycle from your home.
People put a lot of work into compiling an assets map. They meet with others, discover their gifts, passions knowledge and interests. They locate the physical infrastructure assets around them, … Continue reading We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?
Introduction This week I’ve been thinking about neighbours. How important being a good neighbour is, how good local community creates a safer place, how being a good neighbour is like … Continue reading The Beauty of Neighbours
Many people have been saying that the COVID19 pandemic will change many things. But is this the case? Has there been any real or substantial change in our behaviours, our relationships, our communities, how business operates or in government practice?
Introduction Many of the restrictions that have been imposed in an effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 are being lifted. For some there is a fear these restrictions are … Continue reading Put Our Arms Around each Other…Communities in Recovery COVID19
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 Councils can be confusing. They can cover a broad range of work in the community from roads, waste, water, parks, halls, facilities, amenities, parking, development assessments, strategic planning, … Continue reading Working with your local Council – some tips from a former insider