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Australian Local Government Association

Australian Local Government Association

LGANT, along with other state Local Government Associations, make up the membership of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). ALGA is the national voice of local government, representing 537 councils across the country.

ALGA provides a range of services to state and territory member associations and, through them, local councils throughout Australia. These services include:

  • representing local government on national bodies and ministerial councils, including representation by their president on the National Federation Reform Council
  • policy development to provide a local government perspective on national affairs, as well as providing submissions to government and parliamentary inquiries
  • raising the profile and concerns of local government at the national level by lobbying the Australian Government and Parliament on specific issues and running campaigns to secure agreed policy objectives
  • providing information on national issues, policies and trends affecting local government, and
  • providing forums for local government to guide the development of national local government policies.

LGANT has two Executive members, President the Hon Kon Vatskalis, and Vice President Regional and Shires, Peter Clee, on the ALGA Board of Directors.

Visit ALGA’s website for more information.