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November 2012

ALGA launches report on national infrastructure assets at Roads Congress

Friday, 16 November 2012

A new national report launched today by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) to measure the standard of community roads and infrastructure estimates that 12 per cent of local government transport assets are in poor or very poor condition. ... click here for more information

Councils unite to discuss issues affecting roads in local communities

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hundreds of local government representatives are in Hobart for the Australian Local Government Associations' (ALGA) 2012 National Local Roads and Transport Congress to discuss key issues affecting roads, transport and infrastructure provision in Australian communities. ... click here for more information

National Roads Congress set to start in Hobart

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hundreds of local government representatives from across the country are arriving in Hobart for tomorrow's official opening of the 2012 National Local Roads and Transport Congress, where ALGA will launch the National State of the Assets Report 2012 and hear from a range of experts on managing the local road network. ... click here for more information

National local government body elects President for next two years

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has elected Felicity-ann Lewis as President for the next two years at its Annual General Meeting in Hobart. ... click here for more information

Local Government applauds federal decision to form Parliamentary Committee

Thursday, 1 November 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Felicity-ann Lewis has welcomed Parliament's decision to support local government's call to establish a Parliamentary Committee as the next step towards a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government. ... click here for more information

October 2012

Local Government prepares for potential Parliamentary Committee process

Thursday, 18 October 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Felicity-ann Lewis has welcomed Local Government Minister Simon Crean's intention to move a motion in Parliament later this month to establish a Joint Select Committee on constitutional recognition of local government and is urging councils across the country to be prepared ... click here for more information

September 2012

Local Government calls for decision on Parliamentary Committee

Thursday, 20 September 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Felicity-ann Lewis has called on the Australian Government to establish a Parliamentary Committee as the next step towards a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government. ... click here for more information

Marion Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis selected as next ALGA President

Friday, 7 September 2012

ALGA has warmly welcomed Mayor of Marion in South Australia, Felicity-ann Lewis as the next ALGA President, following the retirement of long-serving Mayor of North Sydney and ALGA President since November 2010, Genia McCaffery. ... click here for more information

August 2012

Local Government welcomes review of Financial Assistance Grants

Friday, 31 August 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor Genia McCaffery has welcomed today's announcement by Local Government Minister Simon Crean of a Commonwealth review of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) for local government, noting that ALGA had long called for a review of the grants. ... click here for more information

June 2012

Local government calls on Commonwealth to act now on referendum

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has called on the Commonwealth to commit to a referendum to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution, following yesterday s High Court decision over the Williams Case, which confirms doubts about the Commonwealth s ability to provide direct funding to entities that are ... click here for more information

Expert advises on likelihood of achieving constitutional recognition of local government

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

On the third and final day of the National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) in Canberra, an expert in constitutional law has told a gathering of about 850 council representatives that a long-awaited decision handed down today by the High Court could bolster local government s case for constitutional change to ensure that the ... click here for more information

Local Government calls for national commitment to priorities

Monday, 18 June 2012

About 850 council representatives meeting in Canberra for the Australian Local Government Association s (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) have thrown their support behind a motion requesting that the Australian Government confirm its commitment to holding a referendum on the financial recognition of local government in the ... click here for more information

Hundreds of local government representatives celebrate extended roads funding

Monday, 18 June 2012

A gathering of about 850 council representatives attending the 2012 National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) in Canberra has celebrated the extension of the Australian Government s Roads to Recovery (R2R) program while recognising the need for increased and permanent funding. ... click here for more information

National study finds Australia needs greater investment in infrastructure

Monday, 18 June 2012

The results of a Commonwealth Government commissioned study into prioritising and financing local government infrastructure have been unveiled today by the Minister for Local Government, Simon Crean, at the National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) in Canberra, attended by about 850 council representatives. ... click here for more information

850 council representatives to meet in Canberra for Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tomorrow morning, Local Government Minister Simon Crean will provide a keynote address to the Australian Local Government Association s National General Assembly (NGA), where about 850 delegates from councils across Australia will meet to debate issues of national significance to local government and express a united voice on ... click here for more information

Commonwealth urged to re-think approach to regional investment

Sunday, 17 June 2012

According to the 2012-13 State of the Regions Report - commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and prepared by National Economics - a new approach to regional development is required in order to address inequality across Australian regions exacerbated by the mining boom and patchwork economy. ... click here for more information

Commonwealth urged to re-think approach to regional investment

Friday, 15 June 2012

According to the 2012-13 State of the Regions Report - commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association and prepared by National Economics - a new approach to regional development is required in order to address inequality across Australian regions exacerbated by the mining boom and patchwork economy. ... click here for more information

Local government welcomes Federal funds to assist communities with heating costs

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor Genia McCaffery has welcomed today s announcement that the Australian Government will use funds worth $45 million from the Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme to provide a one-off grant to support local communities with heating costs. ... click here for more information

May 2012

Budget delivers for local government

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Australian Government s 2012-13 Budget has ensured the continuation of hundreds of millions of dollars in vital funding for local roads and infrastructure. ... click here for more information

April 2012

Councils receive advice on carbon pricing at national forum

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

About 120 delegates from more than 40 councils with landfills which will be affected by carbon pricing have met in Canberra to discuss their responsibilities under the Australian Government s Clean Energy Act with Commonwealth officials. ... click here for more information

Councils from across Australia meet in Canberra for National Carbon Price Forum

Monday, 23 April 2012

Councils from across Australia meet in Canberra for National Carbon Price Forum 23 April, 2012 More than 100 delegates, representing more than 40 councils likely to be affected by carbon pricing will meet in Canberra today for the Carbon Price and Council Landfill National Forum to gain a better ... click here for more information

February 2012

National survey reinforces need for increased funding for cycling infrastructure

Thursday, 2 February 2012

President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor Genia McCaffery has welcomed the results of a survey conducted by the Australian Bicycle Council which show strong interest from local government in cycling and the provision of cycling infrastructure. ... click here for more information



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