12 – 14 NOVEMBER 2014, TAMWORTH, NSW
The National Local Roads and Transport Congress has always been, and continues to be, critical in influencing the Federal Government and Opposition on road and infrastructure policies.
Our Congresses have a reputation for influencing significant change. For example, the very first Congress resulted in the establishment of the Roads to Recovery program in 2000. Also, the 2011 Congress’ campaign to renew the Roads to Recovery program was instrumental in securing the renewal of the program until 2019.
Given the outcomes for local government in the Federal Government’s recent budget, it is important that local government stakeholders present a united front when dealing with the new Government on road and transport issues, particularly funding.
A key aim of the upcoming Roads Congress during 12 – 14 November 2014, in the transport hub of Tamworth, is to highlight the importance of issues such as Federal funding in overcoming road and infrastructure challenges and reinforce the need for increased and permanent funding under the Roads to Recovery program beyond June 2019.
Presentations, given by Congress speakers can be found below:
- ALGA President’s Opening Address
- ALGA President’s Closing Address
- Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss
- Jeff Roorda
- Sal Petroccitto
The Roads Congress Handbook is available here.