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CALL FOR MOTIONS: 2017 LGAQ Annual Conference

CIRCULAR | For Action 2017-014: Motions should be endorsed at a council meeting and submitted to the LGAQ by Friday 25 August.

20 Million Trees Funding Opportunity

NOTICE BOARD | Grants: Apply for $20,000 - $100,000 for tree planting projects supporting threatened species and revegetating threatened bushland. Closes 15 August, 2017.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Help inform the LGAQ's submission the on the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill.

Works for Queensland a winner for local jobs

News release | The Local Government Association of Queensland has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million extension of a highly successful job creation program aimed at regional parts of the State.

LGAQ rejects Pyne allegations

News release | The rejection by the State Government and the Opposition of calls by the Member for Cairns for a special inquiry into local government is welcome and sensible. Read full statement from LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam.

Queensland State Budget 2017-18

Circular | FOR INFORMATION 2017-012: The 2017-18 State Budget includes welcome boosts to a range of funding programs of interest to local government. Read a full breakdown.

Councils welcome State Budget’s local jobs boost

News Release | Local councils have warmly welcomed a $200 million boost to funding for the highly successful Works for Queensland program to create more jobs across the State, part of a Budget that provides a total of $400 million in new investment for local governments.

Disaster Resilience and Urban Risk Reduction Workshop

NOTICE BOARD | Training: The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Office is partnering with the Local Disaster management Group – Cairns Region to deliver a 2 day workshop from 12-13 June 2017 in Cairns.

LGAQ lead drone trial for disaster management

News Release | The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) is hosting a live drone trial this week to investigate the future of drone technology use in disaster management.
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