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Local Government Transport Advisory Panel

The Special Local Roads Program (SLRP) was established under the joint approvals of the South Australian, Commonwealth and Local Governments. The Program commenced in 1985-86 and facilitates funding of significant and strategic works throughout the State.

Funding for SLRP is provided from:

  • 15% of identified local road grants; and
  • 15% of funding from the SA allocation of R2R2.

As a result of the Commonwealth's Auslink White Paper recommending that State Local Government Associations play a larger role in determining road funding priorities, the LGA State Executive Committee established the Local Government Transport Advisory Panel (LGTAP) to propose and monitor a continuing program of projects for the prioritisation of funding under the SLRP.

The LGTAP replaced the Local Roads Advisory Committee.

Important Documents - LGTAP & SLRP Applications

The Panel

The current Local Government Transport Advisory Panel includes:

  • a member of the LGA Board, Mr Keith Parkes (Mayor of Alexandrina Council)
  • a member from a country Council, Mr Richard Dodson (General Manager of Infrastructure & Works, Light Regional Council) 
  • a member from a metropolitan Council, Mr Peter Tsokas (Chief Executive Officer, City of Unley);
  • Mr Lea Bacon (Director Policy) as delegate of the Local Government Association;
  • Mr Peter Ilee as nominee of the Minister for State/Local Government Relations;
  • Mr Phil Lawes as nominee of the Minister for Transport; and
  • a representative from the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services (in an advisory capacity).

Executive support for the Panel is provided by the LGA as per Auslink guidelines.

Panel Agendas

Panel Minutes


Database Review 2013

The Local Government Research and Development Scheme provided funding for a review of the Special Local Roads Program database. In August 2013, the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) engaged HDS Australia to undertake the review. This review involved an update to the “fit for purpose” standards spreadsheet, including associated references, developed as part of the original methodology. The final report for this review and supporting documents are provided below.

LGTAP Review 2008

In October 2008, the LGA commissioned Janet Binder from Janet Binder Consulting Pty Ltd to undertake a review of the LGTAP membership and terms of reference. Specifically the review was to consider:

  • Membership of the Panel
  • The application processes, assessment and notification of recommendations, including adequacy of feedback to regional LGA’s
  • Engagement of regional LGA’s and Councils regarding the SLRP.

The below report provides details of the review methodology together with key findings and recommendations:

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