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LGAQ welcomes new start date for Container Refund Scheme

We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the roll-out would considerably impact local government and industry

Queensland State Budget a good start for councils

Some hits, some misses: the Budget contains critical commitment to help ensure Queensland councils continue to provide the services and infrastructure their communities need.

Qld councils reject proposed levy on household waste

Another grave concern for local government is the lack of commitment to ensure the levy is returned to where it’s needed most.

LGAQ welcomes major boost to Queensland's disaster fund

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has applauded the State Government’s announcement this week to commit $38 million to strengthen communities’ disaster resilience.

LGAQ condemns call for council commission as sheer madness

The LGAQ is calling on the State Government to rethink the proposal before going down this disastrous path.

Hundreds of jobs will be scrapped without indigenous housing funds

The Commonwealth Government’s own independent review into the issue has recommended long-term Federal support.

More transparency needed 'Beyond Belcarra'

Councils are determined to be leaders in transparency and accountability to guarantee public confidence and trust.

Queensland councils vote for zero waste to landfill by 2028

We support the State Government’s recent commitment to consider zero waste and waste to energy strategies. Our aim is to eventually close landfills altogether.

Queensland to act now on waste

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced that they will work together with councils and industry on a zero-waste future.

On National Close The Gap Day, an open letter to the Prime Minister

Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Local Government Association of Queensland pays its respects to our great country’s first Peoples.
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