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about the Commonwealths ability to provide direct funding to entitites that are not recognised in the constitution the referendum to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution and to allow direct funding to local government is even now more critical. Two of the motions placed on the agenda at the NGA from Northern Territory Councils were: Motion #18 Alice Springs Town Council"That the National General Assembly (NGA) call on the Federal Government to legislate to ensure that infrastructure within Aboriginal Urban Living Areas (AULA) are built to the same standards as any other developments and that funding be provided on an ongoing basis to bring sub-standard AULA up to an acceptable standard." - Motion carried. Motion #3 Roper Gulf Shire Council "That the NGA calls on the Commonwealth Government to acknowledge that roads that are transferred by State/Territory Governments to local government should be adequately funded, for ongoing maintenance and renewal, by the Commonwealth or State/Territory Governments." - Motion carried. Next week I will be visiting the Victoria Daly Shire Council with the Northern Territory Grants Commission and look forward in meeting with councilors and staff and seeing the good work being carried out and issues that are being addressed by the Shire in service delivery to remote communities in the light of the recent Review of Northern Territory Councils Financial Sustainability report. developing a regional working group to provide a regular meeting for Katherine Town Council, Roper Gulf Shire Council, Victoria Daly Shire Council and Barkly Shire Council to troubleshoot issues with asset mangement and particularly focus on completing core infrastructure asset mangement plans. IPWEA will be returning to Alice Springs and Darwin for a final round of the Infrastructure Financial Managment workshops, to be held week commencing 20 August. If you would like more information about the upcoming workshops or about resources available in your region please contact Shenagh on 8944 9664 orshenagh.gamble@lgant.asn.au. Congratulations to Barkly Shire Council - Winners of the Regional Development Australia Local Government Awards Improving Services to Remote Communities Category The National Awards for Local Government highlight the excellent and innovative work being undertaken by local government in communities across Australia to improve business practices within councils and service delivery to communities.The national awards recognise ingenuity, resourcefulness and self reliance. They also identify and promote councils that are finding new ways of delivering services and developing local solutions to complex and challenging problems.The 2012 Awards support significant projects that mailto:shenagh.gamble@lgant.asn.au?subject=Asset%20Management%20Information%20