NSW council warns it will run out of space for landfill in as little as a year

NSW councils like Coffs Harbour, which is set to run out of space for landfill in "between one and three years", complain that the State Government is collecting landfill waste levies from them without reinvesting it in recycling facilities.

‘My wife is not involved’: Darwin Lord Mayor denies conflict of interest over China deal

Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis denies his decision to sign a "cooperation agreement" between Darwin City Council and a Chinese district was in any way related to his wife's historic links to the Chinese Government-run Confucius Institute.

Hundreds of barnacle-covered shopping trolleys removed from underwater graveyard

A regional South Australian council has begun removing about 500 trolleys from waters near its wharf, amid concerns over community safety.

Island ‘in the middle of nowhere’ gets go-ahead for $1.2b development

There are no roads, no sewerage, no bridge, and no water but the Queensland Government overrules a local council giving the green light to a plan to build 700 homes and hundreds more units on a remote island.