Thursday, April 25, 2024

ALGA launches Federal Election Platform

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has this week launched its Federal Election Platform.

Informed by motions submitted by councils at our National General Assembly, and unanimously endorsed by its Board in conjunction with member state and territory local government associations, the document outlines 17 national policy initiatives that will optimise Commonwealth/local government partnerships designed to benefit every community, the ALGA said in a statement today.

The initiatives are grouped under five key portfolio areas: economic recovery, transport and community infrastructure, building resilience, circular economy, and intergovernmental relations

“Independent modelling of our proposals shows that properly supported, they will create at least 42,975 new jobs and add $6.39 billion per annum to Australia’s GDP,” said ALGA President, Linda Scott.

“Alongside our State and Territory Associations members, we are now calling on all parties and candidates to support these national priorities ahead of the election and empower local government to play a meaningful role in Australia’s recovery,” she said.

“We’re also asking councils to support this national campaign by endorsing ALGA’s proactive policy initiatives, identifying local projects and programs that could be delivered with better funding partnerships, writing to local members and candidates, and highlighting the value strong funding partnerships can deliver for their local communities.”

President Scott said the election was a “crucial opportunity to further empower local leaders to create the jobs and the economic growth that are so vital to our nationwide recovery”.

Click to read: ALGA’s Federal Election Platform.

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