SA politicians pressured to respond to LGA demands

Local government in South Australia has increased its lobbying activity in the State Election campaign to make its concerns widely known to all candidates.

Local Government Association president Felicity-ann Lewis said there were 74 commitments the sector was seeking and 10 questions it was asking of all political parties.

“We’ve tried to give our communities a voice on issues such as the sporting facilities our children play in, major infrastructure co-ordination, planning communities of the future, library funding, and how people want their governments to work together,” Cr Lewis said.

“Our asks are not large in budget terms but they will require stronger partnerships with the next State Government for the best outcomes for South Australia.”

Among local governments' demands, are requests for stronger partnerships between the two spheres of government and the establishment of a joint commission on SA infrastructure.

Cr Lewis said the LGA would publish responses from State political parties on its website by close of business today and if a party failed to respond to one or more questions then their space would be left blank.

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