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Council events and hot weather

24 January 2018
A number of council events are being cancelled or rescheduled as a result of the extreme heat expected over the Australia Day long weekend. For more information about events in your area visit your council's website or check out their social media accounts.

Christmas office hours

18 December 2017
Please note the LGA office will close for the Christmas break at 12 noon Friday 22 December.

City of Salisbury Improving Access Turnaround Times

20 November 2017
The City of Salisbury in South Australia is embracing changes to the way permits are processed, by proactively increasing heavy vehicle access to local roads to minimise impacts on Council resources and enhance benefits to the local economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fund My Neighbourhood Round One submissions closing 8 September

4 September 2017

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.

Phase 2 of cladding audit about to commence

29 August 2017
Deputy Premier John Rau MP Minister for Planning News Release Government of South Australia

CFS and councils work together on release of bushfire 'Safer Places' and 'Last Resort Refuges'

28 August 2017

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.

Twitter lights up with #YourRatesAtWork showcasing diverse council services

29 July 2017
#SAcouncils #partofyoureveryday, their residents and local government stakeholders will light up Twitter on Tuesday 1 August to showcase the important and diverse work of local government across Australia using the hashtag #YourRatesAtWork.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

2017 LGA Disaster Recovery Guide for Councils

24 April 2017
The guide is designed to help councils develop recovery plans for their organisations and communities. Councils play a key role in restoring communities after disasters, and provide a broad range of services and functions which often extend beyond usual business.

LGA's 2017/18 State Budget submission

13 April 2017
The LGA’s 2017/18 State Budget submission has been framed as a partnership that will deliver real outcomes for South Australia.

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.

Premier's State Local Government Forum Communique - March 2017

21 March 2017
The first Premier’s State Local Government Forum for 2017 was held in Adelaide on 15 March.

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.

State Budget submission - seeking council input

24 February 2017
The LGA will once again provide a submission to the State Budget this year on behalf of the local government sector.

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