Bottlenecks and pinchpoints on local road networks are increasing the time it takes for freight to travel from sender to receiver.
More efficient transport routes connecting local businesses to national and global markets can help create more success and economic prosperity for regional communities.
Realise the productive potential of Australia’s freight routes by funding a Local Government Higher Productivity Investment Plan starting at $200 million per annum over five years.
ECONOMIC BENEFIT: $1.66 billion cumulative Gross Domestic Product benefit by year 3 and 2,300 new jobs.
Councils across Australia have banded together to support ALGA’s call for ‘1% + Partnership Programs’. This calls for the next Federal Government to restore core local government funding of Financial Assistance Grants to at least 1% of Commonwealth taxation revenue and add funding for partnership programs where agreed.