WALGA assists Local Governments with roads and transport related issues including:

  • advocating for adequate funding and resources, and legislative reform from Federal and State Governments
  • developing representative sector policy positions, agreements, plans and guidelines
  • contributing a Local Government perspective on relevant committees and working groups
  • strengthening capacity by providing workshops, forums and training
  • supporting State Road Funds to Local Government Advisory Committee
  • supporting the network of regional road groups
  • producing the annual Report on Local Government Road Assets and Expenditure, and
  • researching and providing guidance on technical issues and specifications.


  • Sustainable asset management
  • Community infrastructure funding
  • Electricity distribution infrastructure
  • Utilities in the road reserve
  • Street lighting
  • Airports
  • Bridges
  • Recreational boating facilities
  • Vegetation management in the road reserve including near power lines
  • Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

Transport and Roads

  • Local Government road funding
  • Road design and construction
  • Road asset management
  • Pavements and materials
  • Heavy vehicles and freight
  • Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
  • Road user pricing, congestion charging and other funding models 

Road Safety

  • Research and analyse road safety issues
  • Project manage road safety initiatives
  • Traffic management for road works
  • Road safety legislation
  • Children's school crossings
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