Local Councils network and collaborate at many levels to ensure effective information exchange and the best results for local communities. Click on the links below to find out more about these arrangements.
The LGA supports a number of bodies or "entities" to perform specific tasks for Councils at the State level.
Within SA, councils liaise and work together via regional organisations and the LGA Metropolitan Group and the country regional organisations work together via the SA Regional Organisations of Councils forum within the LGA.
There are similar bodies to the LGA in each State and Territory in Australia (and in most other Countries).
The State and Territory bodies in Australia are federated national to form the Australian Local Government Association.
Council staff also network closely in professional groups to exchange experiences and foster skills development.
LGA GAROC Committee
The Greater Adelaide Regional Organisation of Councils (GAROC) Committee comprises of eight members elected from the Metropolitan Region Group of Members. They meet bimonthly to consider issues common across metropolitan councils.
LGA SAROC Committee
The SA Regional Organisation of Councils (SAROC) committee comprises of two members elected from each of the six Regional LGAs. They meet bimonthly to consider issues common across country SA.
Regional Local Government Associations
Local Government in SA is well organised in regional Local Government Associations (RLGAs). There are six primary RLGAs in country SA (these can be seen coloured differently on the Council Maps page) as well as the LGA Metropolitan Local Government Group. The six country regions meet together as a committee called the SA Regional Organisations of Councils. In addition there are other groups which meet around common geographic interests.
The Australian Local Government Association (then known as the Council of Australian Local Government Associations) was founded in 1947. It is a federation of associations in each of Australia's six states, the Northern Territory and the Government of the Australian Capital Territory.
The LGA of South Australia is an active participant in ALGA affairs.
For further information on the ALGA please click here: http://www.alga.asn.au
Equivalent bodies to the LGA exist in every other State and Territory in Australia. For further information please click on the links below.
Refer to our professional bodies page.
Local Government Governance Panel
In 2009 the LGA President launched the independent Local Government Governance Panel (the Panel).
Local Government Transport Advisory Panel
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.
Stormwater Management Authority
The Stormwater Management Authority was established on 1 July 2007 under the Local Government (Stormwater Management) Amendment Act 2007.