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End of waste code could add extra pressure to communities

In its submission to the End of Waste Code for Biosolids Draft the LGAQ has said additional regulation and cost requirements could add considerable pressure to Queensland communities.

LGAQ leads from the front on data ethics

The Local Government Association of Queensland is leading the way in ensuring trust, transparency and accountability drive the use and management of data by the State’s 77 local councils.

More federal money, faster for local communities equals more jobs

Local councils in Queensland have called on Canberra to kickstart regional economies through a fairer deal on financial assistance grants it delivers to local communities.

Fire and rain and a big 2018

In James Taylor’s famous words, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. So has much of Queensland recently. It’s been a tumultuous end to a tumultuous 2018.

Improved koala mapping for habitat conservation

An extra 190,000 hectares of koala habitat added across Queensland.

A 3D approach to slowing motorists

What started as a quick glance on Facebook by Boulia Shire Mayor Rick Britton has ended in a project that can claim to be the first of its kind in Australia.

An investment in trust

In his address to the LGAQ’s annual conference this year, President Mayor Mark Jamieson dwelt on the importance of trust.

What do councils need to consider post bushfire?

Advice for councils in bushfire impacted regions on areas like drinking water quality and asbestos risk.

Connecting Bulloo

How the Thargomindah Airport Terminal & Bulloo River Walk are bringing in the tourists and growing a community.

Council jobs: let the hard work begin

The scourge of natural disaster has come early in the disaster season in the form of ferocious fires whipped up by an unprecedented heatwave.

Message mastery with Kim Skubris

Why message mastery is critical to managing the media and engaging your audience.

Rural water and wastewater infrastructure

Rural water and wastewater infrastructure, that is. There is a looming crisis in this key area of local government business.

All Australian councils need to know about this data

You may have missed this important data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Biosolid code an issue for councils

Heard of biosolids? Here’s why a new code proposing to further limit their use is an issue for councils and communities.

Brett Walsh wins inaugural Butch Lenton Award

Barcaldine Regional Council deputy chief executive Brett Walsh has won the inaugural Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award.
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