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Public hearings to commence into Australia’s local government sustainability inquiry

House of Representatives < 1 mins read

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport is commencing public hearings for its inquiry into local government sustainability.

Exploring government policy and program funding to support local government sustainability will be the focus of the opening hearing on 16 May 2024 with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

Chair of the Committee, Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP, said ‘local governments are facing a number of increasing challenges including the attraction and retention of a skilled workforce, changing service delivery requirements including infrastructure and development, and climate change impacts all within the context of an inflationary environment. The hearing provides an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of policy and program funding frameworks across the three tiers of government in supporting local government financial sustainability.’

Public hearing details

Canberra, Australian Parliament House

Date:      Thursday, 16 May 2024
Venue:   Committee Room 1R3
Time:     11:10am – 12:00pm (AEST)

The Committee will hold further public hearings and interested parties are encouraged to make a written submission to this inquiry by 31 May 2024. Further information on the inquiry, including the terms of reference and how to contribute, is available on the Committee’s website.

Anyone is welcome to attend the hearing, and a live audio stream will also be available on the APH website.

Media inquiries

Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP
08 8928 0180

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2232

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and find details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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