SA civic leaders continue compaign for state collaboration

By Rob O’Brien

Civic leaders in South Australia are continuing to lobby for more collaboration with the State Government through an online campaign set up by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Another nine South Australian leaders have joined their colleagues on the Local Government Associations State Election 2010 campaign website.
40 Mayors, chairpersons or their proxies have now signed on to send their message to the next State Government that councils demand a greater say in the direction of the state through collaboration and stronger partnerships.
“Each region of this great State has issues that are common to them,” LGA President, Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis said.
“However, there are many common threads that bind all of our communities together, water, climate change, transport and infrastructure, sport and recreational facilities, the economy and jobs.
“Our communities have made it clear that they want governments to work together for the future quality of our neighbourhoods and to keep our families and our kids in our communities. It’s a simple message and we are making sure that it is heard.
 “Each of these Mayors, Chairpersons or proxies is asking a specific message on behalf of their community and I encourage all South Australians to visit the website and view the messages,” Mayor Lewis said.

“We are serious and we will be heard.”


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