The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) has targeted issues surrounding housing affordability and social support funding at its annual general meeting.
LGA President Sue Clearihan said that councils are seeing the rising cost of living impacting on vulnerable members of their communities.
“Councils are about much more than bin collections and planning approvals. The motions that will be considered at our AGM next week show our sector is looking for tangible ways to support low income residents and the elderly.”
“They are advocating for changes that will make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Councillor Clearihan.
Along with social policies, councils will consider pushing for a state-wide Asbestos Strategy to be put on the State Government’s agenda.
With a focus on areas known for the illegal dumping of asbestos, the strategy would include an identification, collection and rehabilitation program.