The ALGA has released a statement reminding councils to support critical national research by providing up-to-date data on the condition of the local roads and other community infrastructure. 

ALGA is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to deliver an update to its National State of the Assets (NSoA) report, which is due to be published in 2024.

The 2021 National State of the Assets report found $9.2 billion of local government buildings and facilities and around $18 billion of local government roads were in poor condition.

All councils are urged to provide updated data on the state of their local roads and community infrastructure so ALGA can fully understand the scope of the issue, and advocate for the funding needed to fix it for local communities.

The NSoA survey is expected to take a council staff member about one hour to complete, using information found in council’s annual reports, financial statements and asset management plans and systems.

After completing the survey, councils will receive a customised NSoA report about their assets which can be used as an evidence-base for localised advocacy and reporting.

The NSoA 2024 online survey is available here

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