As many of our Member Councils head to Canberra for the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly in mid-June, we look at the resolutions from Members that directly relate to NGAA’s policy platform. Approval of these resolutions by the general ALGA membership would send a positive message to Government.
NGAA Member Council motions at ALGA
The full text is in the ALGA NGA Business Papers
6.Wyndham City, VIC
That the National General Assembly calls on the Federal, State, and Territory Governments to engage with ALGA to explore more flexible and sustainable arrangements for debt models and vehicles to fund Local Infrastructure in light of growing community expectations for Councils to increasingly provide more services for less.
10 Penrith City Council, NSW
That the National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to direct Infrastructure Australia and the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency to work with state infrastructure providers to identify risks and barriers to sustainable growth of cities.
17 Wyndham City, VIC
That the National General Assembly call on the COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council to conduct a public review of Trackless Tram technologies from Europe and China as an autonomous, more timely and affordable option to fixed or light rail.
30.1 Penrith City Council, NSW
That National General Assembly call on the Federal and state governments to mandate policy transformations that work with and support local government to deliver urban planning outcomes that respond to our changing climate and create resilient cities and towns suited to their local climates.
62 Wyndham City, VIC
That the National General Assembly calls on the new Federal Government to commit to ongoing funding, highlighting that Australia is already the most expensive country for childcare costs according to the OECD.
80 Penrith City Council, NSW
That the National General Assembly call on the Federal and state governments to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in the development of Cities, to provide financial support, in the form of grants, to projects which demonstrate potential to generate significant employment growth in the rapidly expanding, outer suburban communities of Australian cities.
81 Wyndham City, VIC
That the National General Assembly calls on the Federal Government to develop City Deals or Partnerships or an equivalent funding and delivery vehicle to: 1. Address opportunities and threats presented by rapid technological change 2. Better integrate economic, physical, infrastructure and employment assets 3. Improve governance and collaboration across all levels of government to ensure more resilient innovation and employment hubs that embrace the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’.
97 Blacktown City Council, NSW
That the National General Assembly calls on the Commonwealth Government to: 1) Immediately set up an investigation into electricity and gas pricing and specifically their impact on local government and all communities. 2) Take effective action with energy providers for reduction in the cost of energy, in order to assist local government and communities to reduce their escalating expenditure.
103 Wyndham City, VIC
That the National General Assembly calls on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Transport and Infrastructure Council to expand their Terms of Reference to include the prioritisation of identified Employment and Innovation Hubs across Australia as places to bring together new highvalue and innovative businesses, educational institutions and researchers.
118 Penrith City Council, NSW
That the National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to adopt an integrated and sustainable planning framework for the rapid population growth in Australia’s cities and regions including a National Settlement Plan.
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