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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,...

Peak Services to hold free Seminars

Peak Services in conjunction with LGIAsuper, are holding free seminars for council stakeholders.  The topic for this series of seminars will be focused on 'Ageing...

Maximising Opportunities for Councils

Preparing a successful grant application can be challenging.  Peak Services grant strategy and writing services works with councils to deliver applications to maximise your opportunities to...

DLGRMA Announces Sponsorships of Peak Services Training Programs

  The Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs provides sponsorships for a range of training programs to assist local government officers and elected members...

Early Bird Special on Diploma of Local Government

Peak Services RTO 30003, has been delivering the LGA50104 Diploma of Local Government (Financial management focus) for the past eight years.  Over the past three years, 65 local...

Brett Walsh wins inaugural Butch Lenton Award

Barcaldine Regional Council deputy chief executive Brett Walsh has won the inaugural Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award. The award, sponsored by  Peak Services , is aimed...

Investigation fundamentals for Authorised Officers

Peak Services local government investigations specialist, Gregory Lamey, explains that having the right mindset is just as important as the skills to investigate non-compliance in the sector. ...

Join Peak Legal at the LGAQ Annual Conference

  You are invited to attend free legal presentation “Public Interest Disclosures and avoiding breach of General Protections Claims”   The introduction of...