SA councils welcome two new ministers

Councils in South Australia have responsded to the appointment of two new State Government ministers. The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomed Bernard Finnigan to the role of State Local Government Relations Minister and John Rau to the role of Minister for Urban Development and Planning. LGA president, Felicity-ann Lewis, paid tribute to outgoing State Local Government […]

Pollock to lead SA councils

The Local Government Association of South Australia has welcomed its new president, Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock. LGA Returning Officer and CEO Wendy Campana said Cr Pollock was elected unopposed at the close of nominations on Friday. His two-year term will commence at the LGA half-yearly General Meeting on April 29. Cr Pollock said he was […]

ELECTION 2010: Coalition’s road funding welcomed by SA councils

By Angela Dorizas Councils in South Australia can expect to see additional funding for local roads under a Coalition Government, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. LGA president, Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis said the commitment from Shadow Minister for Trade, Transport and Local Government, Warren Truss, to address the local roads funding shortfall was welcomed by […]

ELECTION 2010: Local government funding must be examined

South Australian councils have called for both parties to support a Parliamentary inquiry into local government revenue. In a direct appeal ahead of next week’s federal election, the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) said that ongoing concern regarding federal powers to fund community initiatives via local government made Constitutional reform vital to communities […]

SA to invest $7.7m in diverting waste

South Australia Environment and Conservation Minister Paul Caica has announced $7.7 million in funding for two projects to help divert more waste from landfill. Mr Caica said councils are being urged to apply for a share in $6.1 million to help roll out food waste recycling initiatives as part of South Australia’s Food Waste Incentives […]

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 […]

Campaign for Infrastructure SA

By Rob O'Brien Local government is continuing to lobby candidates ahead of the state election next month with infrastructure at the centre of its demands for more collaboration between the two tiers of government. Part of the local government campaign, which has to date included four blueprint documents, titled Quality Neighbourhoods, Growing Opportunity, Green Living […]

SA election campaign targets regional issues

By Staff Writer Regional and rural mayors in South Australia have joined a local government campaign to improve infrastructure and transport outcomes for regional and remote areas, and to pitch for the state to become a hub for renewable energy. Nearly half of South Australians will miss out on access to Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology under the […]

SA announces regional development bodies

By Rob O’Brien The Australian and South Australian governments along with the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) have announced the members for the eight new local consultative bodies that will form Regional Development Australia (RDA) South Australia. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, South Australian Minister for Regional Development, […]


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