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Ratepayers slugged in State Budget

18 June 2019
South Australian ratepayers will be slugged an additional $8.5 million through a whopping 40% increase to the Solid Waste Levy, announced in the 2019/20 State Budget.

$29 million road funding win for SA councils

2 April 2019
Strong advocacy from the LGA, ALGA and councils has resulted in the extension of supplementary road funding for South Australia, announced in tonight’s 2019-20 Federal Budget.

Audit Committee training

19 March 2019

Mayors and Chairs Leadership Session

19 March 2019

Driving down rates – a shared responsibility

20 February 2019
South Australian mayors will share their ideas for local government reform at a round table convened by the Premier at Adelaide Town Hall this afternoon.

Christmas office hours

30 November 2018
Please note the LGA office will close for the Christmas break at 12:30pm on Friday 21 December.

Strong growth in female leadership

13 November 2018
The 2018 council elections have seen 22 women elected to lead South Australian councils – a significant increase on the nine female mayors elected in 2014.

Cost of living a key theme for LGA AGM

22 October 2018
Improving housing affordability, lobbying for an increase to the Newstart allowance and in-home support for the elderly are some of the social policy motions that will be considered by councils at the 2018 LGA AGM this Friday 26 October.

More South Australians putting their hand up for council

20 September 2018
Nominations for the 2018 council elections have reached a twenty year high.

LGASA innovating with councils to benefit communities

12 September 2018

Nominations for 2018 council elections open today

4 September 2018
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds are being encouraged to run for their local council, with the two-week nomination period starting today.

Cost shifting to councils to continue

4 September 2018
The LGA has welcomed the abolishment of the ‘Rubble Royalties’ tax announced as part of the 2018-19 State Budget, but said the Government is still largely failing to honour a pre-election commitment to stop cost shifting to councils.

Strong female voices in public life

31 August 2018
“We need strong female voices in public life” said LGA President Sue Clearihan. “Women bring a different perspective that leads to more balanced decision making.”

LGA Board commits to sensible local government reform

10 August 2018
The LGA Board has today reaffirmed a commitment to work with all Members of Parliament to deliver local government reforms that will result in real and lasting benefits for communities.

LGA calls for end to cost shifting

8 August 2018
The LGA has called on the Government to honour its pre-election commitment to stop cost shifting to councils when it hands down its 2018-19 State Budget.

New migrants encouraged to have their say

6 August 2018
LGA President Councillor Sue Clearihan has encouraged new migrants to get involved in their local community by enrolling to vote in the November council elections by this Friday 10 August.

Councils meet to discuss rate capping bill

13 July 2018
More than 200 South Australian mayors, elected members, CEOs and council staff will meet at Adelaide Town Hall from 9.30am this morning to discuss the State Government’s proposed rate capping legislation.

LGA insurance review to save ratepayers $43 million

12 July 2018
The LGA’s review and restructure of the local government sector’s Mutual Liability and Workers Compensation Schemes is projected to save South Australian ratepayers at least $43 million over the next ten years.

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