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EMU SETS SIGHTS ON REGIONAL COLLABORATION

The LGAQ’s annual Elected Member Update program (EMU) will be staged in regional hubs next year in recognition of the increasing importance of local government collaboration.

Katter joins NDRRA payment fight

Federal MP Bob Katter will pressure the Commonwealth to release $8 million of disaster funding it owes Queensland councils.

New Advisory group chair takes seat

Toowoomba Regional Councillor Nancy Sommerfield has been appointed chair of the LGAQ's new Waste and Environmental Health Advisory Group.

Stock Route Network Management Bill 2016 out for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Comments invited from local government on proposed new stock route management laws.

Draft Development Assessment Rules again open for comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Submissions on the Development Assessment Rules, a statutory instrument that exists as the Minister’s rules for the development assessment process in Queensland, are now open. Close December 19 2016.

Consultation now open on Property Law Review Report on Lot Entitlements

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Have your say on possible changes to the current laws for apportioning costs in community titles schemes related to a QUT review of Queensland’s property laws for the Queensland Government. Submissions close 23rd December 2016.

Toowoomba congress to drive roads agenda

A national roads congress hosted by Toowoomba Regional Council is set to focus on the value of strong regional and local collaboration and its connection to Australia’s economic competitiveness.

Telco boss commits to statewide investment

Telstra chief executive officer Andy Penn used his keynote speech at the LGAQ Annual Conference on the Gold Coast to commit to Queensland councils, particularly remote communities.

Queensland's planned approach to minimise climate change impacts - open for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The Queensland Government is seeking your feedback to help inform the development of the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Getting ready for a global shake-up

Global upheaval and its effect on Queensland councils will dominate discussion at the LGAQ’s 120th Annual Conference on the Gold Coast.

The Hoffman Decades

As he prepares to take a step back, Queensland local government luminary Greg Hoffman reflects on a stellar 50-year career.

Ditched referendum scarred councils: minister

Local government suffered some “scarring” as a result of the ditched referendum to recognise the sector in the Australian Constitution, according to Minister Matt Canavan.

Looking forward to disruption

Urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood explains why local governments should brace for a “tsunami of change” and why Pokémon GO is a metaphor for our future cities.

Penn signs on as LGAQ keynote speaker

Telstra chief executive officer Andrew Penn will deliver a landmark speech about Smart Communities at the LGAQ Annual Conference.

Drone experts have a field day

New regulations that make it easier to use drones under 2kg for commercial work will require diligence to reduce risk, experts warn.

#LGAQ2016 DEBATING 101

Here’s a unique debate process steeped in history – our own. Check out how and why Queensland councils vote at our Annual Conference each year.

Public consultation on the National Landcare Programme Review

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The Federal Government is undertaking a review of the delivery arrangements for the National Landcare Programme.

Have your say on the proposed Queensland Housing Code and Reconfiguring a Lot Code

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The LGAQ is encouraging review of a draft Queensland Housing Code, anticipated to replace parts of the Queensland Development Code, and a draft Model Reconfiguring a Lot Code.

Review of the TMR/LGAQ Cost Sharing Agreement

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Feedback from councils is sought for a review of a cost-sharing agreement between Transport and Main Roads and the LGAQ.
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