Drought taskforce wound up | ALGA News 5 July 2019

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President's column

This week I’ve been in Canberra, advocating on your behalf to some of the new ministers in the second Morrison Ministry. I appreciated being able to again see Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, so soon after our National General Assembly for Local Government, which the Minister generously+

Drought taskforce ends

The Federal Government’s Joint Agency Drought Taskforce has been wound up, effective 28 June, with the responsibilities for drought policy absorbed by the Department of Agriculture. The body was created in August 2018 and sat within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to oversee rapid support for farmers and reduce blockages. It was headed+

2019 NALG Winner profile – Lake Macquarie City, NSW

A new facility that reduces Lake Macquarie City Council’s environmental footprint, will save it millions of dollars, and creates local jobs has won the National Award for Local Government Boosting Productivity Through Infrastructure category. Funded by the NSW Government, the Organics Resource Recovery Facility is operated by Remondis Group and will extend the life of+

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