Submission deadline extension – Australia’s local government sustainability

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has extended the submission deadline by four weeks to 31 May 2024 for its inquiry into local government sustainability.

Chair of the Committee, Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP, said ‘the Committee recognises the importance of this inquiry to inform a deeper understanding of local government financial sustainability and service delivery obligations. The scope of the inquiry’s terms of reference covers a range of complexities across financial frameworks, skills development, labour hire practices, infrastructure, and asset management.’

Mr Gosling further noted that ‘due to the high level of interest received to date, the Committee has agreed to extend the inquiry submission deadline by four weeks to Friday, 31 May 2024. The Committee appreciates that many government and other organisations are keen to contribute to this important inquiry and is seeking to understand the challenges faced by local governments in servicing infrastructure requirements for their communities.’

The Committee welcomes submissions from interested organisations and individuals 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.

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