Productivity Commission submissions | ALGA News 19 July 2019

President's column

Local councils are at the forefront of community efforts to tackle Australia’s worsening housing affordability and homelessness challenges. While people sleeping rough on the street in our capital cities is of course a problem, our communities in rural, regional and remote Australia are also responding to housing challenges including lack of affordable housing, or overcrowding.+

ALGA, LGAQ and MAV respond to Productivity Commission’s national transport inquiry

The Australian Local Government Association has told a Productivity Commission inquiry that an Australian Government investment of $200m per annum would help local councils play their role in building a national transport network that boosts the economy, creates thousands of jobs, and handles future freight growth. ALGA was responding to the Commission’s issues paper, which+

2019 NALG profile – George Town Council, TAS

A private-sector led advanced manufacturing zone on Tasmania’s north coast has won the 2019 National Award for Local Government Contributing to Regional Growth category. George Town Council received the top honour for its Bell Bay Initiative, while Moreton Bay Regional Council and Murweh Shire Council, both of Queensland, were highly commended. The zone has “put+

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