Housing Infrastructure | Workforce Skills Report | ALGA News 15 March 2019

President's column

Local Government Workforce challenges revealed One of local government’s most valuable assets is its workforce and councils across Australia employ around 189,000 across an amazing 394 occupations. Most of our employees are full time (68%), committed, long term employees with the unplanned turnover rate in our sector being a relatively low 8.3%. But we do […]

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Just 2 weeks to go – Regional leaders wanted in Canberra

Mayors, General Managers and key staff from more than 530 Local Government Areas across the country are being invited to join a national conversation in Canberra – with the countdown now on for the Regions Rising National Summit on 4-5 April. Hosted by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), the Summit will place regional issues including […]

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Government’s Housing Infrastructure body seeks Local Government interest

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), established by the Australian Government last year to improve housing affordability, is seeking greater engagement from councils which want to access its National Housing Infrastructure Facility.    The Facility has $1 billion and has been set up to provide finance for eligible infrastructure projects that will unlock […]

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Royal Comission into Exploitation of People with Disability – Terms of Reference Released for Public Consultation

A consultation process with people with disability and their families concerning draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, began this week. Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said the commencement of this public consultation phase follows consultation last week with national peak […]

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A landline that Works and is Reliable

Minister for Regional Services and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Bridget McKenzie has welcomed Telstra’s new communications investments, which will make landlines more reliable across regional and rural Australia. Telstra committed to undertake a dedicated program of work to improve the reliability of regional and remote landlines. The announcement comes after the release of an […]

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Arts and Culture Focus at the Regional Forum

We are pleased that Kate Fielding the Program Director of A New Approach, and an arts and cultural sector leader, advocate, and strategist will share the results of recently released research on investment in arts and culture by local government. This investment provides the building blocks of local and regional arts and cultural experience and […]

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New Agricultural Notice

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has commenced a process seeking consent to a new National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice. Councils should have received an email outlining the consent process along with an information pack. Due to this being a formal consent process, a 28 day period exits for […]

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Strengthening Compliance & Enforcement in the Building Industry National Conference

Running 26-27 June in Sydney, this conference will give you the chance to hear from decision makers from government on the most recent industry reforms.

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National General Assembly of Local Government Future Focused

16-19 June 2019 Canberra

The largest, most influential local government conference in Australia occurs just once a year.

The Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly, held in Canberra, attracts over 870 representatives from councils across the states and territories.

The theme for the 2019 Conference is Future Focused. This assembly will consider what Councils can do today to get ready for the challenges, opportunities and changes that lie ahead.

NGA 19 registration is open! Also, take the opportunity to register for the National Regional Forum to engage in the most up to date and contemporary issues facing Australia’s regions. This forum addresses all regions, including metro.