Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.


Primer: Climate Change & Biodiversity

This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

UK Infrastructure Progress Review 2022 – ‘6 out of 10, must try harder’

The National Infrastructure Commission’s report, “Infrastructure Progress Review 2022”, considers the UK government’s progress in meeting infrastructure targets and the feasibility of meeting longer-term aims. This briefing highlights the areas where the government is struggling and runs the risk of failing to meet longer-term delivery.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

The road to net zero

This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Driving the shift to Electric Vehicles

Local governments play an integral role in steering the transition to EVs in Australia. This briefing discusses the role of councillors and council staff in the adoption of electric vehicles in council fleets, the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.

Australia Briefing

Flooding in Australia: councils supporting each other

Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.

Australia, Global Blog Post Blog

Beating the heat in Miami-Dade County: a coordinated approach

As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog Post Blog

Road maintenance (regional and local roads) in Irish local authorities

This is the latest in our series of briefings dealing with the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value for Money (VFM) Reports in Ireland. In particular, we zone in on the January 2022 report, an overview of Road Maintenance (Regional and Local Roads) in Local Authorities.

Ireland Briefing

The challenge of infrastructure delivery in growth areas

This briefing looks at the impact of population growth in a growth area council and the need to deliver major infrastructure projects alongside business-as-usual infrastructure: the current funding mechanisms local governments are using to deliver infrastructure will not suffice.

Australia Briefing

NGAA National Congress: Unlocking the potential of Australia’s growth areas

Last week LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead attended the NGAA’s National Congress in Werribee, Victoria to explore the issues impacting Australia’s growth areas, how they might be addressed, and what councils in these areas need from the federal government in order to do so.

Australia Blog Post Blog

Infrastructure workforce skills gaps: implications for local government

This briefing provides a summary of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) Infrastructure workforce and skills supply report. The report explores skills required in the public infrastructure sector, the current and emerging pressures facing the workforce, future supply chains considerations and constraints.

Australia Briefing