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December 2014

ALGA urges stakeholders to comment on consultation paper on Carbon Tax charges collected by landfill operators

Monday, 22 December 2014

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) President Mayor Troy Pickard has welcomed the release of a consultation paper by Environment Minister Greg Hunt which provides options for landfill operators in managing funds collected under the now repealed Carbon Tax. ... click here for more information

November 2014

Local road networks need support from all levels of government

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has called for strong financial and policy support from the Commonwealth and state and territory governments to make the necessary investments in the local roads network, as the 2014 National Local Roads and Transport Congress draws to a close in Tamworth. ... click here for more information

Roads and bridges funding critical for local communities

Friday, 14 November 2014

The 2014 National State of the Local Road Assets Report has found that, on average, 11 percent of local roads need urgent upgrading, while one in five timber bridges is in a poor state of repair. These are among the key findings of a report into the condition of local roads and bridges, commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). ... click here for more information

State of the Local Road Assets Report to be launched tomorrow

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) will release the findings of the 2014 National State of the Local Road Assets report tomorrow at the 2014 National Local Roads and Transport Congress being held in Tamworth. The Report builds on the data presented in the 2012 and 2013 National State of the Local Road Assets Reports which examined the condition of local roads and bridges. ... click here for more information

New President for Australian Local Government Association

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has elected a new President, Mayor Troy Pickard, at its annual general meeting in Tamworth today. Mayor of the City of Joondalup, Mayor Pickard is also currently the President of the Western Australian Local Government Association. He has been a director of ALGA since 2007 and served as a vice president of the organisation since 2010. ... click here for more information

National Roads Congress heads to Tamworth

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

More than 200 local government representatives from across the nation are arriving in Tamworth for tomorrow's official opening of the 2014 National Local Roads and Transport Congress. ... click here for more information

September 2014

ALGA welcomes debate on natural disaster funding

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Australian Local Government Association has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission's draft report on Natural Disaster Funding, as it provides an ongoing focus and forum for discussion on the many significant issues surrounding natural disaster funding. The draft report recommends a major restructure of Australian Government funding for natural disasters. ... click here for more information

August 2014

Roads to Recovery funding decision welcomed

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Senate to extend Roads to Recovery to 2019 but has called for the funding to be made permanent to avoid a repeat of this year's political impasse in the Senate. ... click here for more information

Cuts to vital Federal grants for communities and councils begin to bite

Friday, 15 August 2014

Twenty-four million dollars will be missing from the first quarter s payment of vital grants to councils across Australia next week, a result of the Federal Government s Budget cuts. The decision in the 2014-15 Federal Budget to freeze indexation of the local government Financial Assistance Grants will cost councils $96m this year, $200m next year and more than $300m the year after. ... click here for more information

June 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss to address National General Assembly of Local Government

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss will address the 20th annual National General Assembly of local government tomorrow. The assembly brings together almost 900 delegates from local government across Australia. ... click here for more information

Councils call for Commonwealth to restore Indexation of Financial Assistance Grants

Monday, 16 June 2014

Councils from across Australia have voted to call on the Commonwealth Government to reverse the decision included in the 2014 Federal Budget to freeze indexation on Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) for the next three years. The Budget announcement will cut $925 million in revenue to local government by 2017-18. ... click here for more information

Urgent motion on Financial Assistance Grants to be debated

Monday, 16 June 2014

The 2014 Federal Budget included an announcement by the Government to freeze indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) to local government for the next three years. The decision will cut $925 million in revenue to local government by 2017-18. ... click here for more information

Governor-General to open 20th annual National General Assembly of Local Government

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The 20th annual National General Assembly of local government will be officially opened by the Governor-General His Excellence General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove tomorrow morning. The assembly will bring together almost 900 delegates from local government across Australia. ... click here for more information

State of the Regions launched

Sunday, 15 June 2014

A widening gap between the prosperity of Australia's regions, the need for strategic infrastructure investment and an uncertain outlook for youth employment in many regions are among the key findings of the 2014-15 State of the Regions Report, Regional Development in a Globalised Economy. ... click here for more information

2014-15 State of the Regions launch

Friday, 13 June 2014

13 June 2014 2014-15 State of the Regions launch A widening gap between the prosperity of Australia's regions, the importance of strategic infrastructure investment and an uncertain outlook for youth employment in many regions are among the key findings of the 2014-15 State of the Regions Report, Regional Development in a Globalised Economy. ... click here for more information

May 2014

Local government not spared in Budget cuts

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Local governments and their communities have not been spared the impacts of the Federal Budget, with the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) frozen for the next three years. This means the grants will not be increased in line with CPI and population increases. ... click here for more information



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