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Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Bill 2015 has been introduced into the Queensland Parliament. Councils are invited to make submissions to the Parliamentary Committee until Monday, 1 February 2016.

URGENT UPDATE: Legislative Amendments Proposed to Further Reduce Smoking

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The closing date for all submissions has changed from Monday, 4 January 2016 and is now 5pm Friday, 11 December 2015.

Legislative Amendments Proposed to Further Reduce Smoking: your feedback is welcomed

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Among other objectives, the Bill proposes to empower local government to make laws banning smoking at any outdoor public place not covered by State smoking laws. Your feedback is welcomed for an LGAQ submission - due Wednesday 9 December 2015.

Parliamentary Committee Calls for Submissions on Planning Bills: we want your input

CONSULTATION REQUEST: In order to ensure our messaging remains in-line with our members views, the LGAQ is graciously seeking council feedback on or before 24 December 2015.

Queensland Draft State Infrastructure Plan: submissions close 4 December

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Councils wishing to make a submission might focus on projects identified to consider whether these reasonably reflect the priority infrastructure needs for their communities and regions. Local government are invited to forward suggestions on issues and content for the LGAQ submission to be made on behalf of councils by 27 November.

Amendments Proposed to State Planning Policy

CONSULTATION REQUEST | State Government: Councils are encouraged to review the draft amendments to the SPP and provide feedback to the Department. The submission period closes Friday, 4 December 2015

Development Assessment Systems & Processes Improvement: feedback requested

CONSULTATION REQUEST | State Government: The opportunity to respond to the survey has been extended until Wednesday 11 November 2015.​

Public Open Space and Stormwater Infrastructure: feedback sought on new approach

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Is there a better and more cost-effective method to provide infrastructure through multi-functional land use for parks and stormwater infrastructure? Closing for LGAQ submission 10 November 2015

Qld Tourism and Transport Strategy: discussion paper for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Industry, local government and RTO input are crucial - you can have your say by reading the discussion paper and providing comment. Closes 23 November 2015.

New Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Bill: open for comment until 27 October 2015

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The consultation questions ask for feedback about some specific aspects of the proposed regulatory regime as well as the Bill itself.

Emissions Reduction Fund Update - Safeguard Mechanism Public Consultation

CONSULTATION: Public comment is invited by the Department of Environment on the Draft National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015

Feedback welcomed on Draft Planning Legislation

CONSULTATION: It is our intention to review the full suite of legislation and, in consultation with the LGAQ's Planning Reform Reference Group and Infrastructure Charges Think Tank, prepare a submission to comprehensively reflect the views of local government in our response.

Neighbourhood disputes: tree keeping and QCAT orders

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Queensland Law Reform Commission would like to obtain further information about various matters which have a bearing on local governments - particularly tree keeping and related orders from QCAT

Gender balance in ALGWA Qld president's sights

As the recently elected Queensland president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA), Ms Hersant wants to ensure more females...

Local Laws Forum

CONSULTATION REQUEST: In preparation for the Local Laws Forum on 26 October 2015, LGAQ is asking Local Laws Officers to provide specific examples of where they have encountered issues with operational activities or legislation. Please provide responses by 25 October 2015.

Waste related Environmental Relevant Activities (ERAs) open for council comment by 11 September 2015

CONSULTATION REQUEST: EHP has advised they have published 2 waste review papersf or public consultation and comment. Both consultations will remain open until 11 September 2015.


Reccurring issues now have new solutions, new technology and new business models. The way of thinking has changed – we can’t always rely on government, and we need to stand on our own two feet...

What the LGAQ expects from the State Budget

Roads and infrastructure funding top the list of priorities for the LGAQ as it gears up for the 14 July State Budget.
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