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LGA: Work with us, not against us

17 November 2017
Councils are urging the Liberal Party to drop its rate capping policy and work with the Local Government Association on sensible reforms for councils and communities.
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LGA outlines SA's uncapped potential

16 November 2017
The LGA will launch its 2018 state election platform – South Australia. Uncapped Potential – at its Annual General Meeting at Adelaide Oval this morning.
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LGA on NRM: Collect your own tax

5 November 2017
The LGA will ask all political parties to commit to collecting the NRM Levy if they are successful in forming government at the March 2018 state election.
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LGA proposes tougher code of conduct penalties

23 October 2017
The LGA has proposed changes to the code of conduct for elected members that would include the elevation of bullying and harassment behaviours to misconduct, as well as the introduction of tougher penalties for breaches of the code.
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Relief for councils from SA Planning Portal contributions

21 September 2017
The LGA has welcomed the Government’s decision to delay the commencement of council contributions towards the State’s new planning system.
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Take them down and don’t put them up

18 September 2017
The LGA has advised councils that the posting of bills or posters (including corflutes) on public infrastructure – including streetlighting and stobie poles – outside of election periods is illegal, and they can direct the responsible parties to take these signs down.
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Regional speed limit reductions a “quick fix”

11 September 2017
The LGA has described the State Government’s decision to reduce the speed limit on eight key regional roads as a “quick fix”.
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Loss of representation a wake up call for SA

5 September 2017
The Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement that South Australia will lose a representative at the next federal election highlights the need for a responsible and sustainable population growth strategy for SA.
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Electricity price spike for councils

31 August 2017
The local government sector will pay an average of 17% more for power over the next two years, highlighting that urgent action is required at both a state and federal level to bring relief to the cost-of-living pressures faced by South Australians.
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Rate capping fails to deliver on promises

1 August 2017
A new report from University of New England Professor Brian Dollery has confirmed that almost four decades of rate capping has failed NSW councils and their communities.
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2017 SA Council CEO Remuneration Survey

28 July 2017
The average remuneration for South Australian council CEOs (inclusive of base salary, superannuation and vehicle) as of 1 December 2016 was $219,917, according to the LGA’s Annual CEO Remuneration Survey, released on the Association’s website today.
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No monopoly on doing good

27 June 2017
The Local Government Association welcomes the $40 million commitment from the State Government to fund community initiatives through the Fund My Neighbourhood program.
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More hidden taxes hitting rate payers

23 June 2017
The Local Government Association welcomes the new opportunities for business and investments in local communities announced in the 2017/18 State Budget, but there is also disappointment that some State programs come at a cost to local ratepayers.
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Council salaries consistent with private & public sector

13 June 2017
The LGA has responded to a story printed in today’s Advertiser claiming ratepayers are paying “more than $150 million each year in bonuses for council workers who are on lucrative pay deals well above the award wage”.
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LGA welcomes return of FAGs indexation and supplementary road funding for SA

9 May 2017
Councils and communities will benefit from millions in additional funding with the return of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) indexation and supplementary road funding for South Australia, announced in the 2017/18 Federal Budget.
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Time to freeze the waste

13 April 2017
The LGA has asked the Government to freeze the Solid Waste Levy in its 2017/18 State Budget, and commit to spending money already collected through the Levy to date.
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LED lighting to save communities millions

6 April 2017
The Local Government Association is working towards transitioning councils to LED street lighting, with projections of saving South Australian communities up to $196 million over a twenty year period.
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LGA calls for SA population growth strategy

4 April 2017
The LGA has called on the Government to develop a population strategy to ensure the future sustainability of South Australia’s regional communities.
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LGA to lead sector-wide campaign opposing rate capping

6 March 2017
The LGA is preparing to launch the biggest campaign in its history to fight for South Australian communities against cuts to council facilities and services.
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LGA Schemes Review report to councils released

15 February 2017
An independent review into the insurance and indemnity arrangements administered by the LGA on behalf of its member councils has found they offer good value, but could be further improved through changes to their governance.
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Liquor licensing reforms to diminish council powers

1 February 2017
Councils’ ability to influence liquor licensing matters will be diminished under the State Government’s proposed liquor licensing reforms.
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