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LGA outlines SA's uncapped potential

The LGA will launch its 2018 state election platform – South Australia. Uncapped Potential – at its Annual General Meeting at Adelaide Oval this morning.

President Lorraine Rosenberg said the LGA is seeking commitments that will ease the cost of living for South Australians, drive economic development and jobs growth, and support stronger communities.

“We are a partner in government and part of the solution, and could achieve even better outcomes in partnership with the State Government if appropriately resourced,” Mayor Rosenberg said.

“Our election platform outlines the opportunities and partnerships we will discuss with candidates and parties in the lead up to next year’s state election.”

“We will be asking them to:

  • Support local democracy and oppose rate capping;

  • Address and reverse state government cost shifting to councils;

  • Support local government to identify and drive its own reform agenda;

  • Enhance South Australia’s competitiveness as a place to do business;

  • Provide support for regional planning and development;

  • Increase funding for infrastructure;

  • Put local planning decisions back into the hands of communities;

  • Better manage infill development;

  • Strengthen support for state and local heritage;

  • Support South Australian councils to advocate for increased federal funding;

  • Better promote tourism and culture;

  • Improve facilities, infrastructure and services ;

  • Strengthen public health partnerships;

  • Provide targeted financial support for vulnerable groups;

  • Support local climate change adaptation actions;

  • Increase funding for coast and stormwater management, and

  • Promote innovative energy generation and use.”

Today’s 2017 LGA Annual General Meeting will be preceded by a keynote address from former Federal Senator and current state candidate for Hartley Nick Xenophon, as well as a panel session featuring Mr Xenophon as well as representatives from the Greens SA, Dignity Party, and Australian Conservatives.

South Australia. Uncapped Potential can be downloaded here.

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