Thank you

Next week at the ALGA Board Annual General Meeting in Toowoomba, a new ALGA President will be elected.

The past two years have certainly been eventful. As well as welcoming a new Prime Minister, a new Infrastructure and Transport Minister, and a new Minister for Regional Development and for Local Government and Territories, the local government sector also claimed its biggest win in securing an extra $1.105 billion in Roads to Recovery funding in June last year, the biggest single funding injection local government has ever received from the Federal Government.

There have been many other successes that we’ve had as a sector over the past 24 months, more than I can name here, and it has been an honour and a privilege to serve as ALGA President during this exciting time.

I’d like to thank the ALGA Board and the team at the ALGA secretariat. Our achievements over the past two years have been a team effort and we have worked effectively together on crafting the messages and building the arguments. I wish the incoming ALGA President and Board every success in moving ALGA's strategic plan forward.