COAG | Extreme weather impacts | ALGA News 13 March 2020
Today I’m attending COAG where the Prime Minister, First Ministers and I, on behalf of our sector, will discuss the issues currently impacting our country. These include bushfire relief, drought, violence against women, mental health, the proposed waste export ban, and the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Bushfire relief has been slow, despite best efforts of governments.+
Black Spot projects in NSW announced
The Federal Government has announced the 147 projects that will be funded in NSW under the 2020-21 round of the Black Spots Program. The Government has committed $1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2022-23 to improve road safety across the nation. “By specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes+
New report assesses the human, environmental and economic costs of the summer’s extreme weather events
A new report produced by the Climate Council has looked at the devastating climate impacts Australians experienced this summer. The bushfire season started in winter and was the worst on record for New South Wales in terms of its intensity, the area burned, and the number of properties lost. It was also the worst season+
How is your council supporting your communities in disaster recovery?
In the wake of Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season, many communities are now embarking on a journey of recovery. But what does disaster recovery really mean? A free webinar hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience aims to tackle the topic hearing from speakers with experience and expertise in the field. John Richardson from Australian Red Cross+
Share your experiences with the Land Acquisition Act
The Commonwealth Department of Finance is reviewing the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 (LAA), which is the key legislation used by the Commonwealth to acquire and dispose of interests in land for public purposes. The LAA also regulates the disposal of Commonwealth land to local government and the acquisition of local government land by the Commonwealth.+
National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife
Animals perceive light differently from humans and artificial light can disrupt critical behaviour and cause physiological changes in wildlife. Artificial light can stall the recovery of threatened species and interfere with a migratory species’ ability to undertake long distance migrations integral to its life cycle. To address this conservation challenge, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture,+
What are your plans for Plastic Free July this year?
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. What started out as a local government initiative in WA, the award-winning Plastic Free July behaviour change campaign is now one of the world’s+
Revitalising Town & City Centres Conference
Join us at the conference held on the 12th – 13th May 2020 in Sydney, where you’ll overcome hurdles, hear insights & network with local and international experts in town & city planning projects.
Building Resilient Regions
The 2020 Regional Cooperation and Development Forum returns to Canberra on 14 June and this year focuses on building resilient regions.
Our provisional program includes speakers who’ll lead sessions on regional Australia’s economic challenges and opportunities, and creating connected communities.
We’ll also examine safe and inclusive communities and engaging our young people.
We look forward to seeing you on 14 June.
Register now as spaces are limited.