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New RDA committee reforms welcome

Friday, 18 August 2017

The Australian Local Government Association welcomes the Federal Government s announcement of new reforms intended to improve the focus and operation of Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees. ... click here for more information

Twitter lights up with #YourRatesAtWork showcasing diverse council services

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Local councils, their residents and local government stakeholders have lit up Twitter today to showcase the important and diverse work of local government across Australia using the hashtag #YourRatesAtWork. ... click here for more information

July 2017

ALGA statement on National General Assembly resolutions following Board meeting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Board met today to consider resolutions passed during the National General Assembly of Local Government in June 2017, including the resolution calling on Australian councils to consider efforts they could take to lobby the federal government to change the date of recognition of Australia Day. ... click here for more information

June 2017

Australian Local Government Association statement regarding motion on Australia Day date

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The National General Assembly of Local Government passed a resolution today calling on the Assembly to encourage Australian councils to consider efforts they could take to lobby the Federal Government to change the date of recognition of Australia Day. The Board of ALGA will meet in July to consider this and other Assembly resolutions and determine what action the Board will take. ... click here for more information

Liveable communities need functional community infrastructure

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the peak body representing more than 530 councils across the country, has renewed its call for a Commonwealth-funded program to bring community infrastructure back up to scratch and promote economic development opportunities. ... click here for more information

Councils look to build tomorrow's communities through smart city innovations

Monday, 19 June 2017

Local government delegates have heard about current challenges and opportunities of using smart city innovations to shape their communities for the future at the 23rd National General Assembly of Local Government held in Canberra today. ... click here for more information

Infrastructure deficiencies to blame for mediocre economies of struggling regions

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Infrastructure deficiencies have played a part in making it harder for struggling regions in Australia to increase their productivity, create jobs and improve incomes, a report published by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has found. ... click here for more information

May 2017

Federal budget: Local councils applaud indexation return

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Councils have applauded the Australian Government s announcement in today s budget to restore indexation to Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) from 1 July 2017 as promised following a tough three-year freeze. ... click here for more information

April 2017

Seven peak organisations unite to support "good debt" approach

Friday, 28 April 2017

The federal government should not shy away from borrowing for public infrastructure investment, particularly while interest rates are low and Australia s economic credibility remains competitively high, argue a group of influential peak bodies. ... click here for more information

Council funding must be a budget focus

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Opposition s call today to end the freeze to the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) addresses the challenges being faced by local councils as a result of the Government-imposed freeze and demonstrates that council funding must be a focus in the forthcoming budget. ... click here for more information

Federal support of local National Reconciliation Week celebrations welcomed

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The peak national body representing councils Australia-wide has welcomed the recent Federal announcement of local government grants to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, which will be commemorated during National Reconciliation Week. ... click here for more information

January 2017

Councils call on Treasurer to deliver on promise in May budget

Monday, 23 January 2017

Local councils have called on the Federal Treasurer the Hon Scott Morrison MP to deliver on the Commonwealth s promise to restore the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) payments in the 2017-18 Federal budget. ... click here for more information