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New survey on road safety risk assessments

The Office of Road Safety is interested in how local governments in Australia can be better supported to undertake network safety risk assessments to prioritise infrastructure investment. As a result, all councils are invited to participate in a new survey to help identify the skills, support and capabilities local governments need to help in the development+

Carer Help offering community support for life-limiting illness

As many local governments interact with and provide direct services to older Australians, CarerHelp provides free and trustworthy online information and resources to Australians caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. CarerHelp addresses end of life topics including managing common symptoms, emotional care, financial matters, caring for the dying person, and managing grief.  There is+

Local government partners needed for night time economy study

Local governments are invited to join the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) to measure the Australian Night Time Economy (NTE) for the 2022-2023 period. Do you represent a council with ambitions to better understand and support economic activity after dark? Are you interested in understanding the performance trends of your NTE over time?+

Submission to National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper

ALGA has provided a submission to the Federal Government’s National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper. The submission makes a number of recommendations from the local government sector focusing on key role councils can play in adaptation for assets and services in local communities. ALGA highlighted that climate change has the potential to damage local government assets,+

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Submission to COVID-19 response

ALGA provided a submission to the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was lodged in December 2023. The detailed submission highlighted that as the closest level of government to the community, local government was in a unique position to identify community needs and make sure that those needs were met in the most+

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2023 Closing the Gap Annual Report

ALGA Closing the Gap Annual Reports ALGA’s 2023 Closing the Gap Annual Report outlines a range of case studies/examples of Australian councils working to support reconciliation and updates progress against ALGA’s previous Implementation Plan. The report also provides a high-level assessment of progress on each of the actions ALGA and member state and territory local+

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