Local councils want better transport and natural disaster protection to be a key priority during the Queensland election.
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has drafted its own 10 Point Policy Plan for the election, which calls for improved funding programs for transport, water and flood mitigation infrastructure.
It will urge all parties to sign up to the plan before the election.
LGAQ President Margaret de Wit said the plan recognised that local communities were a key driver of the state’s economy, and that the state should therefore provide additional funding for assets.
“Queensland communities need hundreds of millions of dollars each year to ensure assets like roads, bridges, water treatment systems are able to support regional development and be more resilient in the face of disasters such as floods and cyclones,” she said.
“These assets help drive the state’s growth so the financial burden for building them should not be transferred to future generations.”