National Local Roads and Transport Congress
7-9 November 2017
The 2017 National Local Roads and Transport Congress will be held from 7 - 9 November in Albany WA.
Registration is now open, to register your attendance please click here.
The Congress is an opportunity for councils to come together as a united force to develop and refine a coherent national case for improved investment in local government roads as well as in other transport infrastructure for which local government is responsible that impacts on our communities.
The Congress is the only national local government event devoted entirely to roads and transport.
The first Congress, held in Moree in 2000, involved local government working with the then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Roads John Anderson to develop the case that persuaded the Howard Government to introduce the highly successful Roads to Recovery Program. Since then the Congress has played a critical role in securing the two subsequent extensions and the increase from the original $300 million per year to $350 million in 2009. It has also been instrumental in securing a further extension of the program through to June 2019. The Roads to Recovery Program will have provided over $4 billion to local government in both rural and urban areas by 2014.
The Congress program features key Ministers and federal politicians as well as a range of experts relating to the theme and of interest to local government. Each year the Congress moves location, rotating through the states around Australia to a different regional city.
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