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December 2009

Praise for Roxon's smart move on chronic disease prevention

Friday, 11 December 2009

Praise for Roxon's smart move on chronic disease prevention December 11, 2009 The Heart Foundation, National Stroke Foundation and the Australian Local Government Association have today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, to work with local government and health groups to deliver the ... click here for more information

Local government joins climate change talks in Copenhagen

Monday, 7 December 2009

Local government joins climate change talks in Copenhagen December 07, 2009 The president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, will fly to Copenhagen later today at the conclusion of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting to join the official Australian delegation to COP 15. ... click here for more information

November 2009

National Local Roads and Transport Congress

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Roads Congress calls for whole of government national transport vision November 11, 2009 Almost 300 delegates at the Australian Local Government Association's 2009 National Local Roads and Transport Congress meeting in Mackay have called for a detailed intergovernmental national strategic transport vision to respond to population projections of ... click here for more information

National Local Roads and Transport Congress

Sunday, 8 November 2009

National Local Roads and Transport Congress National Local Roads and Transport Congress Sunday, 8 November - Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre November 08, 2009 Speakers from the Federal Government, Local Government and the Opposition at this Congress: ALGA President Cr Geoff Lake Nationals Leader ... click here for more information

August 2009

Local roads and transport tax reform

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Local roads should be included in any road and transport tax reform August 18, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has signalled that local government wants to be closely involved in any future move to introduce user charges for travel on Australian roads. ... click here for more information

MINISTER LAUNCHES LANDMARK PLANNING INITIATIVE

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

MINISTER LAUNCHES LANDMARK PLANNING INITIATIVE August 12, 2009 Planning that prioritises walking, cycling and public transport ahead of motor cars is the centrepiece of Healthy Spaces and Places, a major national initiative, unveiled today at the annual Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) Summit at Parliament House Canberra. ... click here for more information

July 2009

ALGA applauds removal of legacy waste from CPRS

Friday, 10 July 2009

State of the Regions update report urges more action on climate change July 10, 2009 If the Federal Government considers further fiscal stimulus measures are needed, much of this should be directed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions if Australia is to remain economically competitive, according to a supplementary report prepared for ... click here for more information

June 2009

Local councils and PM meet today

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Local councils and PM meet today June 25, 2009 Mayors and Shire Presidents from Australia's 565 councils will today meet with the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other Members of Parliament as part of the second meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG). ... click here for more information

$245 million infrastructure bonus for communities

Thursday, 25 June 2009

$245 million infrastructure bonus for communities June 25, 2009 The president of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Geoff Lake, has welcomed today's surprise announcement by the Prime Minister to allocate a further $245 million to local government for community infrastructure and sector reform initiatives. ... click here for more information

National General Assembly underway

Sunday, 21 June 2009

National General Assembly of Local Government June 21, 2009 Local Government's Annual Event Sunday 21 June - Wednesday 24 June 2009National Convention Centre, Canberra Almost 700 local government delegates from across Australia will converge on Canberra today for the start of the National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) which ... click here for more information

Councils getting on with the job of delivering key stimulus projects

Monday, 1 June 2009

Councils getting on with the job of delivering key stimulus projects June 01, 2009 More than 3,300 projects across Australia are currently being rolled out by Australia's 562 councils under the $800 million Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, a key part of the Rudd Government's economic stimulus packages. ... click here for more information

May 2009

ALGA applauds removal of legacy waste from CPRS

Thursday, 14 May 2009

ALGA applauds removal of legacy waste from CPRS May 14, 2009 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the Government's response to council concerns regarding waste emissions and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS). ... click here for more information

Local government funding weathers tough Budget

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Local government funding weathers tough Budget May 12, 2009 The Australian Local Government Association has praised the Federal Government's funding commitment to local roads through Roads to Recovery and its renewal of funding for disaster mitigation in the 2009-10 Budget. ... click here for more information

April 2009

Local government to play key part in COAG reforms

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Local government to play key part in COAG reforms April 30, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, said he was pleased that agreement had been reached at today's meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for local government to play a key role in reviewing Australia's ... click here for more information

Local Government calls for CPRS changes

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Local Government calls for CPRS changes April 15, 2009 In its submission on the draft Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has urged the Rudd Government to make changes to the treatment of waste under the proposed CPRS. ... click here for more information

Local government welcomes NBN expansion

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Local government welcomes NBN expansion April 07, 2009 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the Rudd Government's announcement that it will build a significantly expanded National Broadband Network (NBN). ... click here for more information

Local government welcomes High Court decision

Friday, 3 April 2009

Local government welcomes High Court decision, urgent need for constitutional reform April 03, 2009 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed today's decision by the full bench of the High Court to reject academic Bryan Pape's constitutional challenge to the Federal Government's planned stimulus package payments. ... click here for more information

March 2009

Local government gains full membership of Housing Ministers

Friday, 27 March 2009

Local government gains full membership of Housing Ministers' Conference March 27, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today welcomed a decision by the Housing Ministers' Conference for ALGA to be elevated to full membership of the peak ministerial council body. ... click here for more information

Councils facing $6 billion black hole

Friday, 20 March 2009

Councils facing $6 billion black hole March 20, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has warned that a legal challenge to payments under the Federal Government's Stimulus Package could have a huge impact on councils across the nation and bankrupt local communities. ... click here for more information

ALGA President Promotes Community Harmony

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

ALGA President Promotes Community Harmony March 11, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Geoff Lake, is calling on councils across Australia to support Harmony Day on 21 March 2009. ... click here for more information

Local Government President Calls for Road Reform

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Local Government President Calls for Road Reform March 05, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today called for reform to Australia's road funding arrangements to ensure that local roads receive the necessary funding needed to keep pace with the needs of freight transport across the country. ... click here for more information

APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS TO CLOSE TOMORROW

Thursday, 5 March 2009

APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS WORTH MORE THAN $1 BILLION TO CLOSE TOMORROW March 05, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today urged councils to ensure they met the deadline of 4. ... click here for more information

February 2009

Collaboration on stimulus package infrastructure projects

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Councils and architects collaborate on stimulus package infrastructure projects February 25, 2009 Architects are offering their services on an initial pro bono basis to local councils for projects worth more than $1 billion under a partnership between the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and the Australian Institute of ... click here for more information

Senate delivers infrastructure funding for councils

Friday, 13 February 2009

Senate delivers infrastructure funding for councils February 13, 2009 Australian Local Government Association President, Cr Geoff Lake, today welcomed the passing by the Senate of the local government components of the Rudd Government's fiscal stimulus package. ... click here for more information

Victorian bushfires - local government role praised

Monday, 9 February 2009

Victorian bushfires - local government role praised February 09, 2009 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today praised the efforts of local councils for the role they are playing in the response to the Victorian bushfire disaster. ... click here for more information

Local government pledges to play its part

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Local government pledges to play its part February 05, 2009 ALGA President Cr Geoff Lake attended the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting this morning to discuss the role that the states, territories and local government will play in the delivery of the Rudd Government's $42 billion fiscal stimulus package. ... click here for more information

Local Government Welcomes Stimulus Package

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Local Government Welcomes Stimulus Package February 03, 2009 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has applauded the key role the Federal Government has identified for local government in its timely $42 billion stimulus package announced today. ... click here for more information



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