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LGASA innovating with councils to benefit communities

12 September 2018

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.

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.

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.

Councillor Sue Clearihan appointed LGA President

13 June 2018
City of Adelaide Councillor Sue Clearihan was appointed as the new LGA President at a special meeting of the LGA Board this afternoon.

Resignation of LGA President Mayor Rosenberg

7 June 2018
LGA President Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg has resigned following a special meeting of the LGA Executive Committee today.

Local SA roads overlooked in 2018-19 Budget

8 May 2018
While the 2018-19 Federal Budget includes a significant investment in large-scale infrastructure projects, the future of the local roads South Australians use every day remains uncertain.

$8.8 million impact of China’s National Sword

7 May 2018
An LGA-commissioned market analysis report has identified that the impact of China’s National Sword policy on SA’s recycling sector could be as high as $8.8 million per year, with the likelihood that most of these increased costs will be passed on to SA councils and their ratepayers.

Rate capping claims “disingenuous”

23 April 2018
The LGA has hit back at comments from the Minister for Local Government in today’s Advertiser that South Australia’s councils “have been gouging ratepayers.”

Urgent support needed for SA recycling

29 March 2018
The LGA has warned that immediate financial relief and a long term strategy to establish local markets for recyclables are both needed to protect South Australian councils and communities from the impact of changes to China’s waste import policy.

Don’t fall for rate capping

9 March 2018
The LGA has urged South Australian voters not to fall for rate capping when casting their vote on 17 March.

LGA roadmap for local government reform

5 March 2018
The LGA has presented all parties with a road map for local government reform, outlining priority changes that can be implemented in the first 100 days of the next government and beyond.

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.

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