Arts & disaster recovery; Budget 2020 submission; renewables | ALGA News – 7 February 2020
Prime Minister Morrison’s bushfire condolence motion this Tuesday said that the response to the tragic summer bushfires which have affected such a large area across five jurisdictions included “unceasing efforts and close cooperation between state and local governments”. He later noted “the actions of every level of government have been exemplary” and he paid tribute+
Communities, arts and recovering from natural disasters
Arts and cultural activities offer creative outlets for local communities to come together and help with recovery following a natural disaster or other types of calamity. For example, this may be a community memorial, a collaborative mural, story book, or an event like a concert.. Sometimes councils lead these projects or may lend support through+
ALGA’s 2020-21 Federal Budget Submission
The Australian Local Government Association’s submission for the 2020-21 Federal Budget outlines how funding at the local level can support the Commonwealth’s priorities of keeping the economy strong, and Australians safe and together. Local Government has repeatedly demonstrated it is a reliable, professional and cost-effective partner in delivering Commonwealth programs, for example the more than+
CASA consultation for aerodrome operators
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) seeks feedback from councils and other aerodrome operators as part of a consultation process for the upcoming changes to Part 139 (aerodromes) regulations. These consultations focus on the transition from the current rules, to the new rules which come into effect in August this year. CASA proposes delaying some+
NSW might return local roads to State
The NSW Government has established a panel to assess whether to hand back to the State management and responsibility for 15,000 km of local roads in rural and regional areas. Led by former NRMA president Wendy Machin, other panelists include people from local government, roads, and transport sectors. Deputy Premier Deputy Premier and Minister for+
Renewables and emissions updates
The City of Adelaide has announced a plan to become what is said will make it the first South Australian council to switch to 100 percent renewable electricity for its operations from 1 July 2020. It’s part of the City’s goal to become one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities, and follows recent actions+
2020 Smart urban futures conference – Melbourne
Delegates to the upcoming Smart Urban Futures national conference will discuss how to build liveable, walkable and sustainable communities, regardless of size or ability. The themes of the 29-30 April gathering include building healthy cities, planning for road safety, women in the city, and case studies of better streets. Guest speakers include Lucy Saunders, Director+
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