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Councils to consider refugee motion at LGA AGM

7 October 2004

A City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (NP&SP) motion that seeks to allow refugees on temporary protection visas to stay in South Australia to assist with regional population objectives will be put to the LGA's Annual General Meeting in Adelaide tomorrow.

The AGM forms part of the LGA's two-day 'People-Prosperity-Place' conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre to examine the wider implications of the state's declining population and arrive at solutions to assist local Councils in preparing for and delivering a strong future for their people.

The AGM starts at 10.45am and will run until 1.00pm.

Other matters up for consideration include rates-related issues, Environmental Protection Agency landfill reforms and a push to compel contractors to pay for damages they cause to council infrastructure during the course of development work.

The final day of the conference will also see the presentation of the annual Local Government Occupational Health & Safety and Risk Management Awards, while Flinders University's Professor Andrew Beer, Adelaide Lord Mayor Michael Harbison and Regional Development Victoria's Michael Geary will contemplate how metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia can work together in a win-win fashion.

The complete conference programme can be found on the LGA website at

What: 2004 LGA Conference and Annual General Meeting - Day Two

When: 7.30am to 3.30pm on FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2004

Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Contact: Chris Russell, LGA T: 8224 2030 M: 0417 830 105

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