Local Government Community Infrastructure Program
Well-located, well-designed and properly-maintained community infrastructure helps produce better quality outcomes for Australian communities as well as facilitating greater social inclusion. This infrastructure also helps achieve other important social and regional policy outcomes, including attraction and retention of skilled workers, preventative health, social cohesion and tolerance, stronger social capital and community resilience and better access to broad-based education and learning.
ALGA is proposing a Local Government Community Infrastructure Program of $300 million per annum for five years to fund the renewal and maintenance of existing community infrastructure.The purpose of the program is to:
- create more than 5,000 jobs and stimulate local economic opportunities;
- improve local infrastructure around Australia; and
- specifically target infrastructure that is ageing or that requires improvements to ensure it can meet the needs of communities.
Click here to access The case for a Local Government Community Infrastructure Program.