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Dumped tyres costing councils $6.5 million a year

The removal and management of illegally dumped tyres in Australia is costing local governments more than $6.5 million a year, according to new research supported by ALGA. These alarming findings were outlined in the Stockpiling and illegal dumping of tyres report prepared for Tyre Stewardship Australia, and produced with assistance from ALGA members. The report,+

President's Update - 17 June 2024

Local government inquiry update We look forward to presenting to Parliament’s inquiry into local government sustainability after recently lodging our evidence-based submission. This inquiry is a valuable opportunity to outline the value and services we are delivering in our communities and highlight the funding reforms our sector needs to be sustainable. I encourage you to+

NGA exhibition sold out

The exhibition booths for the 2024 National General Assembly in Canberra are sold-out. However, there are still some last-minute sponsorship opportunities still available, including for the new listening sessions – so don’t miss your chance to be there. Held at the National Convention Centre, the NGA is an opportunity for local government service providers to+


Policy Updates

Submission for shutdown of 3G mobile network

ALGA has provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport’s inquiry into the shutdown of Australia’s 3G mobile network. The submission highlighted many councils located outside of metropolitan areas or urban centres and are faced with the challenges of living further away from key infrastructure, economic opportunities, and+

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Submission to Landfill Gas Method Options Paper

ALGA has provided a submission to the Reform Options paper for the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme Landfill Gas Methods 2024. The submission said councils are at the forefront of dealing with climate change impacts and are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ALGA also said for the ACCU Scheme to be effective, it+

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