Congress last chance for councils to influence transport policy before next Federal election

The 2015 National Local Roads and Transport Congress is just over two weeks away. This will be the last opportunity for local government representatives from across the nation to not only discuss issues of importance to councils, but influence the national conversation about transport and infrastructure before the next Federal election.

The value of this gathering is reflected by the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Warren Truss MP and the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, as well as the first presentation to a national local government audience by the new Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.

The nature of the now finalised program reflects the key role for relationships and collaboration in developing the nation's transport and infrastructure future. This is a national discussion with impacts on every single community in the country, therefore, it is vital that a truly reflective national voice is in Ballarat. There will be opportunities through panel and concurrent sessions to share views, your council's experiences and knowledge with colleagues from every state and territory.

It is not too late to have your council's voice heard at this year's Roads Congress. Please visit the ALGA website for more information about the program and registration.