I am pleased to announce that the newly appointed Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, will address the 2015 National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Ballarat. This will be the first opportunity for the Minister to speak with a national local government audience and an important opportunity for delegates to engage with him on issues of key importance for councils across the country.
The Congress program has also been updated on the ALGA website this week. The changes highlight the primary focus of the Roads Congress: the power of strong relationships and high-quality infrastructure to impact the future growth, development and productivity of the nation.
Delegates will be able to engage in discussions at the Congress on the national productivity agenda that Prime Minister Turnbull has put at the forefront of his reform agenda. It is important that the views of councils across the country are heard and, to facilitate this, there will be separate discussions on both regional and metropolitan challenges.
Regular registrations close next Friday 9 October. For more information on the updated program, registration and speakers, please visit our website.