• 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+

  • All Australians, regardless of where they live, deserve equal access to services and infrastructure that will preserve and enhance their quality of life. Given the opportunity, local councils are keen to partner with their local federal members and senators, as well as the Commonwealth, to deliver for the community. ALGA’s 2019 Federal Election document outlines+

  • Seven peak organisations, including ALGA, joined to urge for cross-party support to improve long-term infrastructure planning, action on a funding mechanism to support investment in priority projects, and strengthened Parliamentary oversight of public investment decisions. At a time when interest rates are low, and Australia’s economic credibility remains competitively high, the Federal Government should be+

  • This Bulletin has been compiled by ALGA during the 2016 National Local Roads and Transport Congress. The key theme of the Congress was Local Infrastructure – Developing Regions. The 17th National Congress provided an opportunity for ALGA, representatives of state and territory local government associations and councils from across Australia to hear from the nation’s+

  • This Joint Infrastructure Statement was issued by eight peak organisations, including ALGA, which called on all federal political parties to commit to long-term infrastructure investment in the 2016 Federal election. The statement highlighted concerns about the risk to Australia’s economic growth posed by years of under-investment in public infrastructure, particularly transport infrastructure.

  • Maintaining and improving the quality of life of all citizens is a goal of all governments. The maintenance of our quality of life is dependent upon strengthening the economy through improving productivity, increasing workforce participation, ensuring a healthy environment and building greater social equity. To achieve these goals, governments need to continue to work together+