Australia’s ability to move people and freight safely and efficiently is critical to national productivity and wellbeing – and all levels of government play a role.
Australia’s 537 local governments have responsibilities for funding, planning, designing, operating and maintaining the road networks in their local areas which are critical for getting people and products from door to door.
Across Australia, local governments have insufficient revenue capacity to maintain their road networks to the original design standard let alone upgrade them to modern lane widths, safety standards or load-bearing capacities.
Additional assistance will be essential to ensure that local government
transport systems can deliver the goods – now and into the future.
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