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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.

CEO column: Not mired in the mud

Despite the legal and political contretemps of the last month, councils and the LGAQ have kept on keeping on - as you would expect.

Apply now to the Resilient Australia Awards

The Resilient Australia Awards are an opportunity to celebrate initiatives that build resilience and inspire others to take action.

Heavy Vehicle update: National Harmonisation Program (NHP)

Read up on the changes that will be occurring under the National Harmonisation Program.

Don't miss out on $1.95 million of funding

$1.95 million of funding is available to councils until June 1 in round 2 of the Innovation and Improvement fund.

2018 LGAQ Annual Conference Motions

This year, we'll officially launch our brand-new process of electronic only submission for councils submitting motions for debate. All motions will now be lodged through LG Online using a simple form.

LGAQ adopts policy initiatives to restore confidence in local councils

Opinion piece by Greg Hallam, CEO published in the Courier Mail, 17 May 2018.

Now open: Round 2 Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Councils are encouraged to apply for for Round Two of the Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, which commits $22 million to support local governments to solve local problems.

UPDATE: New local government legislation

The Belcarra Bill received royal assent on 21 May and has entered into force. The Department has released Guidelines for your assistance. We break down the provisions contained in the new legislation.

The rise and rise of shared services

In 2018, the local government sector continues to explore new ways to share and improve on the success of these insurance schemes as a new age of local government dawns.

Visitors in focus: Cr Jo McNally

A recent visitor to Local Government House, Councillor Jo McNally spoke to us about why protecting the land is so important.

UPDATE: Regional inequality inquiry DRAFT submission. We want your comment!

We have prepared a DRAFT submission to the Senate referred inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia. Now is your chance to provide your feedback by 28 May.
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