Drought funding; ALGA advocacy; accessible art | ALGA News – 8 November 2019
There are just 10 days left until we welcome delegates to the 2019 National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Hahndorf in my home state of South Australia. Around 250 people from around Australia will join us for three days of discussions about the latest developments and trends involving local roads and bridges, traffic management+
Strong local government advocacy behind Commonwealth’s latest drought funding
Advocacy by ALGA and state and territory local government associations has led to the Commonwealth’s expanded drought assistance, which includes support for child care centres that councils called for at the National General Assembly of Local Government. The Commonwealth on 7 November announced a package which included widening the Drought Communities Extension Programme by six+
ALGA in action: submissions on infrastructure audit and 5G
The Australian Local Government Association’s recent advocacy on local councils’ behalf has included submissions to Infrastructure Australia and a parliamentary inquiry into 5G technology. Infrastructure Australia, a Commonwealth agency, is working on its 2021 Australian Infrastructure plan and has sought public comment about its 2019 Infrastructure Audit. ALGA backs the notion of a more robust+
2019 Roads Congress Profiles – future of transport
Australia’s first electric tipper truck – which is now part of the City of Yarra’s fleet in Melbourne – will be on display at ALGA’s 2019 National Local Roads and Transport Congress which starts 18 November. The truck will complement a discussion on 19 November on the future of transport and how local government can+
National accessible arts directory
Local councils keen to promote art venues and activities for deaf and disabled people can now use a newly developed national directory of accessible arts called Choose Art. A collaboration between Arts Access Victoria and a web developer specialising in accessibility, it was launched in October during the Meeting of Arts and Cultural Ministers and+
Grain rail decision disappoints WALGA
The WA Local Government Association said road funding support for Wheatbelt communities needs to be urgently overhauled after authorities declined to expand carrying more grain via rail. WA rail freight manager Arc Infrastructure and grain growing cooperative CBH determined grain freight transport by rail won’t be changed until at least 2026. Had rail services been+
Australian cities among world’s smartest
Three Australian cities in South Australia and Queensland have been named among the world’s 21 smartest communities by the Intelligent Community Forum, a think tank. South Australia’s City of Adelaide and City of Prospect, and the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council featured alongside cities and counties from nine countries. The cities applied six factors such as+
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