May 31, 2013

Australian Council of Local Government – 16 June

The Federal Government will hold the 4th Australian Council of Local Government at Parliament House on 16 June this year.

The Council will bring together more than 400 local government representatives, federal ministers and parliamentary secretaries and will be the nation’s largest gathering of mayors and shire presidents.

This meeting continues our ongoing dialogue with local government on ways to improve the delivery of infrastructure and services to local communities.

The inclusion of local government in the nation’s Constitution will be at the top of the Council’s agenda.

Since the first Australian Council of Local Government in November 2008, the Federal Labor Government has worked closely with local government to support local jobs and invest in infrastructure.

We have delivered more than $1 billion for over 6,000 local infrastructure projects across every local government.

In addition, we have partnered with local governments and communities to upgrade and repair 16,000 road sites across the country.

This year’s Australian Council of Local Government coincides with the commencement of the annual National General Assembly of Local Government convened by the Australian Local Government Association which will be held from 17-19 June at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

I look forward to welcoming local government representatives to Canberra in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit: http://www.aclg.gov.au/