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President's column

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be representing Australia’s 537 councils – and the 190,000 Australians they employ – at the Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit at Parliament House next week. If you have a story or information you would like us to share at this event please let us know. Right across our nation+

Cootamundra and Gundagai to go their separate ways

One of 19 NSW councils created in a round of forced amalgamations in 2016 has won the right to be demerged, with three others looking to follow. NSW Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman this week said the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council would be demerged on the recommendation of the state’s Local Government Boundaries Commission. Mrs+

Black roofs now beyond the pale in Town of Bassendean

A Perth metropolitan council has made lighter-coloured roofs mandatory under its local planning and design approval processes. The Town of Bassendean’s new sustainable development policy stipulates that the roofs of all new houses built within its local government area must have a solar absorptance of 0.5 or less. The policy also requires new or upgraded+

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