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President's Update - 26 February 2024

Time for Government to deliver on FA Grants promise Last week, I told The Australian newspaper the Federal Government must deliver this year on its pre-election commitment to increase Financial Assistance Grants to Australia’s 537 local governments. Before the May 2022 election, Federal Labor promised to support the ‘long-term financial sustainability of local government’ through+

Improving road safety through national grants program

Local governments are urged to apply for the National Road Safety Action Grants Program (NRSAGP) to improve road safety outcomes in communities. The NRSAGP provides non-infrastructure grants to help implement the Federal Government’s National Road Safety Action Plan 2023-25 priorities: Community Education and Awareness, including workplace road safety Vulnerable Road Users First Nations road safety Technology and+

Empowering girls through sport

Local governments are encouraged to embrace an innovative, evidence-based program called Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered. Pioneered by the University of Newcastle, the award-winning program has been proven to enhance the physical and social-emotional well-being of primary school-aged girls. Several LGAs around Australia have expressed interest in running the program, with a number applying+

Submission to review of community engagement of renewable energy infrastructure

ALGA has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner’s (AEIC) Review of community engagement practices. The submission makes a number of recommendations from the local government sector focusing on community engagement in renewable energy infrastructure. ALGA highlighted the importance of a fast rollout of renewable energy infrastructure including energy firming and transmission infrastructure+

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Submission to the Aviation Green Paper Towards 2050

ALGA has provided a submission to the Federal Government’s Aviation Green Paper Towards 2050. The submission makes several key recommendations from the local government sector in relation to the Green Paper. Local governments are generally responsible for managing planning and development around airports, and also lease, manage or own airports of varying scales of operations.+

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