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Future in focus

Now is an incredible place to be in history, riding the next great wave of technology and interconnectedness. Action we take now as a sector will shape how our communities live in the future.

Cairns summit to discuss cities of the future

Leaders from local government and technology entrepreneurs are gathering in Cairns for the Future Cities, Smart Communities Summit

Good move on short-term letting

These reforms are required so we can more accurately monitor the availability of rental accommodation stock, decreased housing affordability and negative impacts on local communities.

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson on Ipswich City Council

The Local Government’s Minister’s decision to proceed with the dismissal of Ipswich City Council is profoundly regrettable if understandable.

The art of listening

Each year we try to get that little bit better in understanding the needs and aspirations of each member council. It’s a journey and not a destination but one we are absolutely committed to pursuing.

LGAQ Media Award open and seeking entries

LGAQ is calling for entries for the 2018 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism

Motion Submissions Open

Submissions are now open for motions to be discussed at the LGAQ Annual Conference in October. Read how your council can submit.

A word about innovation

I will simply say that it’s better to be riding the wave than standing underneath it. That’s the LGAQ approach to innovation - harness the beast and make it serve us.

5 things you may not know about zero waste to landfill solutions

Local councils and the Queensland Government are looking at investing in innovative technologies to reduce our reliance on landfill, as well as transform our waste into useable products like electricity and biofuels.

Councils need to drive reform in indigenous communities

Queensland’s democratically-elected indigenous councils need to be at the centre of decision-making in any reforms to the delivery of services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities
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