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Registrations are now open for LGAQ's signature media and communications event, LGx.

Steady hand amid upheaval

In a week of upheaval in Australian politics, it was interesting to watch the leadership drama in Canberra from the idyllic north Queensland community of Palm Island, where the LGAQ Policy Executive met this week.

LGAQ Policy Executive meets on Palm Island in historic first

The Local Government Association of Queensland’s Policy Executive have met on Palm Island this week in a historic first for the Association.

Entries for LGAQ Regional Journalism Award extended

The deadline for LGAQ's $15,000 regional journalism award has been extended.

Local government urged to have their say in faunal extinction crisis

As one of the major investors in protecting and preserving our environment, councils across Queensland are being asked to have their say in an inquiry into Australia's Faunal extinction crisis.

Councils are eligible for Sport2030 Community Grants

The program provides grants up to $500,000 for small to medium scale sports infrastructure projects to encourage community participation. Applications close on Friday, 14 September.

LGAQ mourns loss of LG Sherlock manager Ryan Goff

The LGAQ is mourning the tragic loss of our colleague and friend, Ryan Goff, who lost his life in a traffic accident on 10 August.

LGAQ donates $20,000 to drought appeal

The Local Government Association of Queensland will donate $20,000 to the Queensland Drought Appeal to help ensure local communities remain resilient in the face of ongoing drought.

Let us stand together on grant funding

Canberra has an obligation to help support ALL local communities and at the moment that support is simply not good enough.

Rural and regional economies see the benefit of public art

Silo art projects draw thousands of tourists and have been recognised in some of the world’s most popular international travel guides.

Pain of a sunburnt country

Discussion around the ravages of drought across half of the Queensland land mass has been front and centre in the media the last few weeks, as it should.

Riding the plastic free wave

A new pilot project has started in Noosa that focuses around a systematic, source reduction approach to reducing the use of disposable, single-use plastics.

A new waterwaste treatment plant for Bundaberg

Guest piece: Largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Bundaberg Regional Council officially opens.

What role for the CCC in local government?

It is time to tackle the difficult and often thorny issue of the role of the Crime and Corruption Commission in the daily life of Queensland councils.

More flights essential for regional Queensland economy

Improving health, education and tourism outcomes for communities through cheaper and more flights to regional Queensland formed the central discussion at a RAPAD forum this week.

New state of the art facility for Livingstone Shire Council

Guest Piece: Livingstone Shire Council has a new state of the art facility to focus on engagement and education to build resilience in the community.

QRA ready for disaster funding reform

Guest Piece: The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is ready for funding reform.

Walk on the wild side at Bundaberg Zoo

Every local council across Queensland is different. From the services they provide, to the community they represent. Did you know Bundaberg Regional Council operate a zoo?

A fair share of the pie

No level of government in Australia is more constantly reminded than local government of its duty to reflect the aspirations of its community.

Flood Warning Standard Consultation

Guest Piece: The standard is available for industry consultation until 31 August 2018 and you are encouraged to raise any issues, comments, corrections or other feedback.
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