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Innovation for Community Resilience

By Jessica Jones, Director Business Development, Peak Services Cloncurry is a community of many firsts. The first Qantas passenger flight took place in Cloncurry in 1922. Cloncurry is where the...

Peak's Early Bird Training Special

Project manage your way through 2020 with Peak’s BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management nationally recognised training course, to be delivered in Brisbane starting 25 February 2020. Learn...

Two New Graduates for the Diploma of Local Government

Somerset Regional Council’s Cheryl Gaedtke and Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Michael Hagan are two of the latest graduates of Peak Services - Diploma of Local...

Places of Refuge – Building Resilience through Coastal Engineering

By Lana Maki (Peak Services) and Simon Kochanek (Bligh Tanner) Mornington Island is an extremely unique part of Queensland with a strong cultural heritage and proud people who are intimately...

Big Win for the Waltzing Matilda Centre

The resurrection of the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton was triumphant at the recent Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland’s annual awards night.  Winton Shire...

Policy or not to Policy? The Pros and Cons

It is not unusual in Australian workplaces, and more specifically in Local Government, for employers to have a suite of policies and procedures which guide and assist workplaces on a broad range of...

Peak Training Services Launches New Courses

In 2019, Peak's Training Services has seen councils' focus move to 'future-proofing' their regions, not only finding ways to reduce risk to their environment but also to their...

Shifting Sand: Expired Fixed-Term Contracts and the Law

It is a common practice for employees to be engaged under an employment contract for a fixed period. However, problems may arise where an employee has been employed on a series of fixed-term...

Peak Services giving back

As a council, there are many responsibilities – not just the old adage “roads, rates and rubbish”. More and more it is being acknowledged the importance the role council plays in...

Building Our Regions Funding Program Opens Soon

Round 5 of the  Building our Regions program  will soon be available to local governments in regional Queensland who are undertaking infrastructure projects that create flow-on economic...

Peak Creates an Armed Robbery Awareness Workshop

Peak Services Presentation Coach,  Gerald Pauschmann  presents a two hour enthralling workshop on ARMED ROBBERY AWARENESS, a workshop created specifically for areas within council...

Nominations Open for Butch Lenton Bush Council Innovation Award

This year, in recognition of the innovative contribution to Queensland made by Graeme ‘Butch’ Lenton as Mayor of Winton Shire Council, Peak Services continues the annual Butch Lenton...

A Holistic Approach to Energy Sustainability

Written by Mike Fideli and Michael Fullelove, Peak Services The burden of high energy costs and concerns about reliability of electricity supply are typically the priority issues we hear asset...

Peak Services 24/7 - Out of Hours Service

Toowoomba Regional Council and South Burnett Regional Council are the latest customers to join Peak 24/7 to manage their out of hours call centre services. Peak 24/7 is an out of hours service...

Right Claim? Wrong Jurisdiction?

It is not uncommon for a local government employee to bring a claim against a council in the wrong jurisdiction. The confusion can lead to unnecessary costs of dealing with the matter and...

Michael McQueen to headline Local Buy Annual Conference

  Leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, Michael McQueen will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Local Buy Annual Conference.   ...

Asset Management Decision Making

Asset Management has a critical role in delivering Council’s corporate and community plans and to ensure long term financial sustainability. Ongoing feedback from the Local Government sector...

Nominations Open for Butch Lenton Bush Council Innovation Award

This year, in recognition of the innovative contribution to Queensland made by Graeme ‘Butch’ Lenton as Mayor of Winton Shire Council, Peak Services continues the annual Butch Lenton...

Sponsoring Skilled Foreign Workers

Businesses are facing increasing challenges to finding skilled employees with the right mix of qualifications and industry experience to meet their resourcing needs. The global market offers many...

Relaunching the RPA Gateway Ready for Waste Levy Readiness!

Peak Services have been investigating the possible re-launch of the RPA Gateway following numerous requests from Queensland councils. The increasing need for ‘Drone Age’ utilisation,...