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Green Industries SA – three grants programs specifically to assist local government now open

GISA has recently opened three grants programs for councils being: Council Modernisation Grants Program, Kerbside Performance Plus (Food Waste) Incentives Program and Regional Transport Subsidies Program. All applications for grant funding close on Friday, 7 February 2020.

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State Government Drought Support Program – Council Rate Rebate

The State Government has announced a Drought Support Program which aims to assist primary producers facing hardship by providing access to a rebate on local council rates. This Circular provides more information on the program.

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – Consultation Paper

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released a Consultation Paper which seeks to outline their thinking about a future aged care system, including how programs might be redesigned and how these different program elements could work together within the system. This Circular provides more information.

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Environment Protection Authority survey on the review of the Container Deposit Scheme

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking a review of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to identify opportunities to improve the scheme and further support the resource recovery sector. The EPA is asking councils to complete a survey on the value of the CDS to councils, communities and the sector. The EPA is asking councils to return the survey by 24 January 2020.

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LGFSG Joint Operating Guidelines – Bushfire

The LG Functional Support Group has been working with the CFS on Joint Operating Guidelines related to Bushfire Operations – CFS (updating the 2014 version). This updated guideline is now operational and all councils are encouraged to make themselves familiar with this JOG.

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Joint Operating Guideline - Community Sandbag Locations

The LG Functional Support Group has been working with the SES on Joint Operating Guidelines related to Community Sandbag Locations. This guideline is now operational and all councils are encouraged to make themselves familiar with this JOG.

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Seeking your input into SA’s Designated Area Migration Agreements

Skilled Migration is an important contributor to South Australia’s future economic growth, particularly in regional areas. The Department for Innovation and Skills is currently reviewing the state’s Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) and through the LGA have invited your feedback on how skilled migration, particularly in regional areas, can be improved.

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Environment Protection Authority consultation on mass balance reporting – Explanatory Paper and Draft Standard

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been developing a proposal to introduce mass balance reporting for waste facilities as part of its waste reform agenda. The EPA is seeking submissions on its draft Waste reporting, record keeping and measurement standard by 21 February 2020.

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Alert SA – Now available

The Alert SA App is now available to download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, providing the South Australian community with timely, relevant bushfire information this summer.

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Registrations are open for LGA Training’s 2020 Elected Member Leadership Forum

After a very successful ‘Mayors Leadership Forum’ scheduled at LG House this month, LGA Training is pleased to announce an ‘Elected Members Leadership Forum’ in Adelaide in February 2020. Places are limited! For further information about this training offering and to enrol please refer to the contents of this circular.

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2020 Audit Committee training- Register now

LGA Training has scheduled Audit Committee training for both new and continuing Audit Committee Members, Elected Members and council staff in February 2020. For further information about this training offering and to enrol please refer to the contents of this circular.

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IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation Program- for council staff working in community engagement

LGA Training has scheduled an ‘IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation program’ in 2020. Places are limited for this training so please enrol to claim your place. Further information about this program can be found in this circular.

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LG Professionals, SA 19th Annual Leadership Excellence Awards – Nominate now!

Have you or your colleagues demonstrated excellence within local government?

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Enrolments now open: Report Writing training hosted at Lower Eyre Peninsula Council in January 2020

LGA Training has scheduled a ‘Report Writing’ session at the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula on the 29th January 2020. This workshop will assist Local Government Officers develop strategies to write effective 'reader oriented' reports. Further details about this full-day session can be found in this circular.

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LGA Training- What's coming up in 2020!

LGA Training is scheduling a wide selection of training programs in 2020 to meet the skills and knowledge requirements of the sector. Coming up; a Report Writing session on the Eyre Peninsular and a free GDS40 training offer in January; an Elected Member Leadership Forum and an Audit Committee session in February and a Community Engagement program in March. Please see this circular for further information.

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