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National Transport Research OrganisationAug 11, 2023 2:09:05 PM1 min read

ALGA puts local roads, transport and infrastructure on agenda

High-profile guest speakers, government leaders and experts will discuss the latest insights and innovations for roads and community infrastructure at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) 2023 National Local Roads, Transport & Infrastructure Congress from September 6-7 in Canberra.

ALGA recently released the registration brochure and program outline for the popular annual event.

An impressive line-up of speakers has been assembled for this year’s Congress, including Natasha Bradshaw from the Grattan Institute, who will share the preliminary findings of their research into road funding in Australia.

Associate Professor Ben Beck from Monash University will present the latest trends in active transport, and Dr Ian Faulks will share practical solutions for improving road safety on local roads.

Minister for Local Government the Hon Kristy McBain MP will also talk at the Congress Dinner on September 6, while Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie will speak at the start of the second day.

Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen will also discuss climate change and emissions reduction at a special breakfast event as part of the Congress.

Government leaders, peak bodies, academics, and fellow councils will also be presenting at the Congress. NTRO will also be a part of the Congress, highlighting its NTRO Local offering to local government. NTRO Local is geared towards helping Councils find affordable, achievable solutions for their road challenges.

This year’s Congress includes a broader focus on community infrastructure, encompassing renewable energy deployment and integration, innovations in active transport, waste and recycling, affordable housing and resilient telecommunications.

Mayors, shire presidents, CEOs, General Managers and local government leaders from around the nation will be attending this year’s Congress.

You can download the registration brochure here and register at

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