In the lead-up to the 2016 National Local Roads and Transport Congress to be held from 9 – 11 November in Toowoomba, Queensland, ALGA is calling for high quality examples of regional transport planning that has been undertaken by regional groups of councils.
These case studies will be used by ALGA in advocacy for additional support for councils seeking to unlock the increased productivity of their regional freight routes.
It is expected that these case studies will be published as a clear demonstration of the capacity of councils to collaborate, and to play an essential role in regional economic development and national productivity.
Meeting the current and future demand from Australia's transport industry is one of the most important challenges facing the nation's economy and transport infrastructure providers. Freight is expected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050.
All levels of government are working on road reforms to meet this expected demand. The challenge, however, for road managers is to ensure that the nation's road networks are fit-for-purpose and are sustainable.
ALGA is asking for councils and regional groups of councils to send us their plans that seek funding to improve local roads and identify regional investment priorities. If you think your council or group of councils can help and would like to have your Plan included in ALGA's advocacy resources, contact ALGA on 02 6122 9400.