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We need access to a growth tax

CEO column: "Contrary to public opinion, rates are not a growth tax."

Cool tools for water sensitive cities

The CRC Water Sensitive Cities is presenting new Tools and Products for better managing impacts arising from changing urban form while achieving attractive livability outcomes.

Australian-first development tracker launches in Sunshine Coast

An Australian-first application tracking system has been launched by Sunshine Coast Council.

The facts on energy from waste

Contrary to the statements of those pushing their own political agendas, the LGAQ does not promote, nor has it ever promoted, incineration of waste as a preferred Energy from Waste (EfW) option.

Welcome interim funding for remote indigenous housing

The Palaszczuk Government should be congratulated on its decision to invest $40 million next year on a modest housing program for remote indigenous communities in Queensland.

Standing up for councils

At its core, the LGAQ is a creature of Queensland councils. It has been since its beginning 122 years ago. We are a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

LGAQ appears at waste hearing

The LGAQ this week appeared behalf of its members at the public hearing into the highly anticipated Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

10 things not to miss at the 2018 LGAQ Annual Conference

Themes of trust and security – online and off – will weave their way through showcase projects, services and sessions featured at Conference.

Feral deer, pigs and goats - what's their impact?

Councils can let the government know how they, their community and their local environment are being impacted by these wild animals.

Time to lead from the front

The scope of the issues that councils deal with is growing ever more complex and difficult, even if the bulk of that activity remains unappreciated by the federal and state governments.

New dog breeding guidelines introduced

From 1 October new guidelines and welfare standards for dog breeding will be introduced by the Queensland State Government.

Climate change is happening and Australians are concerned about the impacts

The latest Climate of the Nation report has found more Australians accept the reality of climate change than at almost any time since the reports commenced in 2007.

Proposed changes to the Economic Development Act and more

Amendments are proposed for more than eight Acts through the EDOLA Bill. Let us know your areas of concern and interest.

Have your say on vegetation management

Have your say on the review of vegetation management in Queensland.

Draft Medicines and Poisons Bill and Regulations

The LGAQ is seeking your views for it’s submission on the of new Medicines and Poisons Bill and Regulation.

Waste Bill extends deadline for councils

The Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the legislation underpinning the waste levy has extended the deadline for Queensland councils to have their say, following lobbying by the LGAQ.

Big battles, big wins

When it comes to protecting the interests of local councils and their communities, the courts are often where the big battles are fought.

Fast five on anaerobic digestion

As the LGAQ and the Queensland State Government continue to work together towards a zero waste to landfill future, the solutions that will be a part of that future are taking shape.
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