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Monday, 8 May 1989
Page: 2035

(Question No. 928)


Senator Short asked the Minister for Local Government, upon notice, on 6 April 1989:

(1) What organisations have received funding under the Local Government Development Program in 1988-89 and for each organisation: (a) when was the grant made; (b) how much was the grant for; (c) was any contribution made by the grantee; if so, how much; and (d) what was the grant for.

(2) When will the Manual of Guidelines for Union Organisers prepared by the Municipal Employees Union be completed.

(3) Will the Manual be printed by the Australian Government Publishing Service.

(4) How will it be available to members of the public.

(5) Are any other groups involved in the production of the Manual.

(6) Will the Department of Education, Employment and Training and/or the Industrial Relations Commission have any input into the manual.


Senator Reynolds —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) At 28 April offers of grants have been made to the organisations below under the 1988-89 Local Government Development Program.

Each grant is for one year. Regional Organisations of Councils may however apply for funding for their Secretariat each year, for a maximum of 3 years.

Information is also provided on how much the grant was for, the contribution proposed by the grantee and what the grant was for. All these grants were announced in the period February/April 1989.

Organisation

Grant

Contribution

of grantee*

Project purpose

$

$

New South Wales

Association of Coal Related Councils

15,000

8,400

Guidelines for Developing Local Infrastructure Plans

Central West Task Force Liaison Committee

30,000

12,500

Regional Community Facilitator/Development Officer

City of Campbelltown

20,000

10,000

Guidelines for Entrepreneurial/Commercial Activities

City of Lake Macquarie

25,000

36,000

Environmental Management-Lake Macquarie Catchment Area

Municipalities of Canterbury, Marrickville, Leichhardt and Fairfield

20,000

5,000

Multi-cultural Training Video/Council Public Contact Staff

Municipality of Kiama

8,000

In-kind

Study to Improve Design Guidelines for Access to Recreation Facilities for People with Disabilities

Municipality of Waverley and City of Fairfield

35,000

30,000

Community Crime Prevention Pilot Project

NSW Department of Local Government

18,000

2,000

Grievance and Harassment Handling Procedures for Employees in Local Government

NSW Department of Local Government

27,240

In-kind

The Local-State Coordination in Children's Services

NSW Local Government Grants Commission

23,500

5,000

Assessment of Revenue Capacity of local authorities within an equalisation methodology

NSW Local Government Industry Training Committee

20,000

3,500

Merit Based Staff Selection Training Package

North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils

8,000

2,000

Regional Arts Development Strategy

Northern Coast Regional Organisation of Councils

30,000

20,000

Regional Secretariat Assistance

Northern Area Regional Organisation of Councils

10,000

15,000

Economic Development Strategy

Northern Rivers Regional Organisations of Councils

20,000

10,000

The establishment of Foreshore Protection Industry based in Byron Bay

Shire of Bombala

25,000

8,700

Analysis of Economic Base and Possible Factors of Influence

Shire of Singleton

20,000

In-kind

Rural Tourism and Economic Development

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

30,000

26,750

Community Impact of the Decline in Public Infrastructure

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

30,000

In-kind

Impact Urban Consolidation Planning Provision Human Services

Victoria

Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Victorian Chapter

25,000

10,000

Evaluating certification of building surveyors including private surveyors

Cities of Kew and Hawthorn

22,534

In-kind

Integration and Coordination of Assessment for Domiciliary and Residential Aged Care Services

City of Brunswick

30,000

In-kind

Project Officer: Migrant Issues within Children's Services

City of Caulfield

25,000

8,000

Management Training Program for Women

City of Echuca

20,000

32,000

Program Budgeting and Refinement of Financial Management

City of Horsham

30,000

50,000

Assist in establishing Wimmera Economic Development Council

City of Maryborough

15,000

20,000

Community Development Plan

City of Mildura

20,000

10,000

Service Provision Review/Productivity Study

City of Sandringham

25,000

11,000

The Year of the Entrepreneur

City of Springvale

25,000

15,000

Community Infrastructure Program

Glenaroya Land Management Group

2,400

In-kind

Land Management Demonstration (Roadside)

Golden Triangle Promotions Group

16,000

4,000

Golden Triangle Research Project

Inner Metropolitan Regional Association

30,000

78,862

Regional Secretariat Assistance

Institute of Municipal Management North Eastern Branch

30,000

In-kind

Regional Personnel Development Program

Mid-Goulburn Catchment Co-ordinating Group

20,000

5,000

Catchment Management Strategy: Community Implementation

Monash University Graduate School of Environmental Science

3,500

In-kind

Domestic Waste Recycling Manual

Shire of Bulla

12,000

4,000

Affordable Housing Market Segmentation

Shire of Warragul

25,000

16,000

Urban Forests in a Rural Town

Queensland

City of Bundaberg

10,000

In-kind

Regional Study into Tourism

City of Cairns and Shire of Mulgrave

35,000

11,000

LGA Strategic Planning in a Rapid Development Context

City of Ipswich

29,000

3,370

Riverview Community Development Project

City of Logan

20,000

14,000

Strategic Planning for Regional Economic Management

City of Toowoomba

18,000

12,000

Assist in establishing Regional Co-ordinating body for local authorities in the Eastern Downs region

Mount Isa City Council

20,000

600

Efficiency of Water Transportation over Distance

Queensland Local Government Association

30,000

30,000

Engage Community Services Liaison Officer

Shire of Cook

30,000

15,000

Facilitate Local Economic Development

Shire of Whitsunday

30,000

5,000

Local Government's Role in Development of National Tourist Industry

Shire of Murgon

25,000

3,000

Local Economic Development Initiatives

The Gulf Local Authorities Development Association

20,000

12,000

Administration of Tourism in Remote Environments

Municipal Officers Association

10,000

In-kind

Printing of booklet, ``Career Opportunities in Local Government-A Kit''

South Australia

City of Henley and Grange

12,000

8,200

Quality Management in Local Government

City of Port Adelaide

15,000

15,000

Foreshore Enhancement

City of Tea Tree Gully

30,000

15,950

Regulation Review of business development and employment opportunities in Tea Tree Gully

City of Whyalla

18,000

2,200

Whyalla Social Conditions Survey

District Council of Coober Pedy

35,000

35,500

Study of rapid change in remote authority

Lower Eyre Enterprise Committee

10,000

5,950

Enterprise and Community Development in Eyre Peninsula Region

Southern Development Board Adelaide

30,000

10,000

Survey of needs and wants of local business community, in order to integrate employment, education and training with local development

Western Australia

City of Canning

10,000

6,000

AIDS-Policy guidelines for Local Authorities

City of Cockburn

30,000

80,000

Update existing IBM software package used by WA Local Governments and councils

City of Gosnells

6,500

4,205

Research into Aged Housing Needs

Esperance Local Enterprise Initiatives Committee

25,000

5,000

Facilitator Training Course

Shire of Tambellup

13,900

4,000

Bobalong Arboreta

Shires of Gnowangerup, Katanning and Cranbrook

30,000

14,750

Development of Model Corporate Plans

South East Metropolitan Local Authorities Group

30,000

3,300

Regional Research into Young and Ethnic Disabled

South West Metropolitan Local Authorities Management Group

15,000

36,000

Regional Secretariat Assistance

WA Department of Local Government

35,000

24,216

Participation of Women and Minority Groups in Local Government

WA Department of Local Government

9,000

53,000

Local Government Budget Manual

Tasmania

Hobart Metropolitan Councils Association

30,000

12,500

Economic Development in the Service Sector

Huon Municipal Association

30,000

10,000

Regional Secretariat Assistance

Municipalities of Brighton Green Ponds, Oatlands and Richmond

18,000

2,000

Research into Feasibility of Voluntary Amalgamations

Municipality of Lyell

15,000

10,000

Strategies for Local Economic Development

Northern Territory

Town of Katherine

30,000

7,000

Community Development program

National

Australian Centre for Local Government Studies

30,000

10,000

Middle Management Training-Curriculum Development

Australian Local Government Association

9,000

In-kind

ALGA Task Force

Australian Local Government Association

30,000

In-kind

1988 National Awards for Innovation in Local Government Stage 2-staging awards ceremony

Australian Local Government Association

27,876

In-kind

1989 National Awards of Innovation in Local Government Stage 1-launch and publicise awards

Australian Local Government Association

50,350

Local Government Ministers Activities Fund. Administered by ALGA States and Northern Territory, in total, make a similar contribution to that of the Commonwealth

Municipal Employee's Union

35,000

17,000

Development Guidelines: Assistant Local Government Awards Restructure

Municipal Officers Association

25,000

In-kind

Restructuring of Awards: Case Studies of Several Councils

WA Department of Local Government

30,000

In-kind

Contribution to 29th Congress of the International Union of Local Authorities

* In-kind contributions by grantees generally include project management, office and secretariat support. Most grantees who make financial contributions also provide in-kind assistance.

(2) The Manual of Guidelines for Union Organisers prepared by the Municipal Employees Union (MEU) is scheduled for completion by January 1990.

(3) As with all project outcomes in report form, it will be assessed by the Office of Local Government (OLG) with a view to publication by the Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS) if it is of sufficiently high quality and is seen as having wide applicability to other bodies in the Local Government industry.

(4) If published by the AGPS copies of the publication can be obtained through their bookshops. In addition, a synopsis of all projects funded is published annually to alert local government bodies to each years projects. For 1988-89 this is intended to be published in mid 1989.

(5) While the final brief has yet to be settled, it is expected that membership of the steering committee will include other bodies.

(6) The Department of Industrial Relations is aware of the grant. Liaison between the grantee and that Department and any other relevant bodies will occur during the progress of the project.