The deadline for councils to provide their local infrastructure data for the ALGA’s National State of the Assets (NSoA) report has been extended by two weeks, making 14 December the cut-off date.
The ALGA is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to deliver an update to its NSoA report, which is due to be published in 2024.
The 2021 NSoA report found $9.2 billion of local government buildings and facilities, and around $18 billion of local government roads, were in poor condition.
Councils who have not submitted their confidential data are urged to provide this as soon as possible 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 only takes 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.