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2018 Council Next Practice Showcase and LGA OGM - Presentations now available

Presentations from the 2018 Council Next Practice Showcase and LGA OGM are now available. Further information can be found in this Circular.

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Election Signs - General Approval Guidelines updated for Local Government Elections.

The Election Signs – General Approval Guidelines have been updated to specify that moveable Local Government election signs may be placed on a road without Council permission at or after 12 October 2018.

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2021 Census topic review

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is seeking input from data users, organisations and members of the community about topics to be included in the next Census. This Circular provides further information and submission details.

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Red Tape Reduction

Sixty-nine “red-tape” issues have been identified by the Local Government sector, the South Australian State Government and industry bodies and of these a top ten (High Priority) is currently being worked on by the State Local Government Red Tape Reduction Taskforce. The purpose of the Red Tape Taskforce is to identify opportunities and progress reforms that address outdated regulatory barriers and reduce red tape to drive economic development and growth of small business in South Australia.

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Updated LGA Template Code of Conduct for Employees of Council Subsidiaries

To maintain consistency with the new Code of Conduct for Council Employees, the LGA has updated its Template Code of Conduct for Employees of Council Subsidiaries

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Protocol for vegetation management near powerlines – have your say

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SA Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA): Barossa seminar and site tour

The SA Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) is holding a Barossa seminar and site tour on Thursday 26 April 2018. The seminar and site tour will showcase good organics management in the vineyard and highlight its value to the wine industry. The event will also be valuable for those interested in organic waste streams and establishing successful circular economies.

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Updated LGA templates and SOPs for new enforcement regime under Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act and Expiation of Offences Act commencing 30 April 2018

A new enforcement regime under the Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act and the Expiation of Offences Act will commence on 30 April 2018. The LGA has updated its template expiation notices and forms and three Standard Operating Procedures.

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South Australian Emergency Risk Management Guide for local government

The LGA and SES have collaborated to adapt the WA Guide to the SA context and incorporated lessons and experience gained during the SA Zone Emergency Risk Management Program. The Guide is now available for download.

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Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition - 23 & 24 May 2018

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) will be held in Adelaide between 23 - 24 May 2018, and will present and exhibit state-of-the-art energy storage technology available in the market. Further details will be found in this circular.

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REGISTER NOW - Voters Roll Compilation and Caretaker Policy Information Session

Education and Training has scheduled the Voters Roll Compilation and Caretaker Policy Information Sessions state-wide over the coming months in preparation for the upcoming Local Government Elections in November this year. Further details can be found in this circular.

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LG Professionals, SA - Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series - Webinar

To round out the successful 2018 Engaging Citizens in Local Government Series, LG Professionals, SA and OurSay will present Webinar 3: Preventing Social Media Train Wrecks - 6 things you need to know.

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Mozzie Monitors project

Associate Professor Craig Williams, a Biologist at UniSA, is running a crowdfunding project called Mozzie Monitors. The project provides a community engagement opportunity for councils. This Circular contains further information.

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Review of Product Stewardship Act 2011

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking submissions on the Product Stewardship Act 2011 (the Act). The LGA will be providing a submission, and is asking for council input.

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