Official Launch: National State of the Assets Report 2013 (November 2013)
Councils around Australia have been involved in the development of the 2013 State of the Assets Report. The Report provides a national perspective on the standard of community roads and related infrastructure, with a strong focus on sealed and unsealed local roads, concrete bridges and timer bridges. ALGA commissioned Jeff Roorda and Associates to undertake this crucial work.
This Report is very important and provides part of the evidence base that ALGA needs to advance the advocacy case on behalf of all local governments.
Local communities across Australia rely on their bridges
Bridges link people and jobs, children and schools, patients and hospitals and businesses and markets. Bridges literally bring communities together and yet so many of our regional communities are struggling because of the challenge of maintaining tens of thousands of older bridges.
The need for a national Bridges Renewal Programme is illustrated by this brochure and the pictures tell the story better than any words can.
ALGA applauds the Australian Government’s commitment to a Bridges Renewal Programme as one of a number of programmes aimed at working with councils across Australia to improve local transport outcomes.