Sydney declares water restrictions | ALGA News 31 May 2019

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President's column

We welcome the new ministry unveiled last weekend by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The new team contains a strong focus on a range of issues facing local governments, including infrastructure, regional development, waste reduction, and road safety and freight. Congratulations firstly to the new Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Mark Coulton. The+

First water restrictions in decade for Greater Sydney

The Greater Sydney region will be under its first water restrictions in a decade when level 1 measures take effect from 1 June. It comes as the federal government’s Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day (pictured above, centre), will hold a workshop during the National General Assembly to talk to Local Governments from across+

Victorian State Budget ignores recycling, says MAV

The Municipal Association of Victoria says the Victorian State Budget for 2019-2020 has not focused enough on recycling and waste management systems, which is says are in a “fragile” condition. Treasurer Tim Pallas on 27 May unveiled a budget that included $14.2 billion in infrastructure investment for 2019-20, such as $3.4 billion in suburban rail+

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