• Local council representatives from across Australia will gather in the Adelaide Hills from Monday 18 November to discuss the latest developments in roads and transportation including electric trucks and recycled tyres for road surfaces. Up to 250 local government representatives are expected in Hahndorf for the National Local Roads and Transport Congress, which is organized+

  • The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the Commonwealth’s new drought assistance measures, saying they will be of real benefit to drought-affected councils and communities. The latest funding package follows numerous representations made by ALGA and its member state and territory local government associations to Deputy Prime Minister McCormack, Treasurer Frydenberg, Drought Minister Littleproud,+

  • 16 June 2019 A new study of the media in regional Australia has found fewer local journalists available to report on local government means communities are less informed, leading to public opinion being more easily manipulated by partisan interests, undermining social cohesion. It was conducted this year by the Public Interest Journalism Initiative, and forms+

  • • Labor acknowledges financial sustainability challenges facing local governments• Opposition matches Government commitments on Roads to Recovery, Bridges funding• $260m promised for cycle paths can spur healthier local communities The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor David O’Loughlin, has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s commitments under the Plan for Local Government issued+

  • The Morrison Government’s 2019/20 Federal Budget makes good progress in addressing some of the infrastructure issues facing local councils but is a missed opportunity in delivering a fairer share of revenue back to our local communities according to the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor David O’Loughlin. The Budget includes an increase+

  • The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed yesterday’s release by the Prime Minister of the Government’s approach to planning for Australia’s future population, noting that the document is an important step towards a better way of managing the nation’s population growth but that there needs to be a matching commitment to funding local infrastructure.+

  • The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is urging for continued national leadership from the Commonwealth to ensure consistent intergovernmental policy for waste management and resource recovery following endorsement of the new National Waste Policy (NWP) at the 8th Meeting of Environment Ministers in Canberra last Friday. ALGA President, Mayor David O’Loughlin, attended the meeting and+