Council Twitter day a success

The national Local Government Twitter Day held on Wednesday 3 August this week was a success, with more than 2,120 tweets and 1,128 retweets and 487 separate Twitter users participating on the day.

The day followed a successful initial trial in 2014 and was run by QLD, NSW, VIC and SA local government associations and ALGA, with participation from councils across the country.

The aim of the day was to give a first-hand look at the diverse range of council services and to increase awareness of the important work that local government does. Tweets on the day showcased varying essential services from libraries to infrastructure, active community programs to food inspection, and even rain gardens planted with primary school students to collect stormwater.

All tweets using the hashtag are aggregated at: