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Indigenous councils time has come

Queensland and Australia’s indigenous councils really were front and centre on the big stage this week.

A big win for Wujal Wujal

The small far north Queensland Aboriginal shire of Wujal Wujal has beaten all comers to win the 2018 National Local Government Award for Excellence for its work on improving its emergency telecommunications network.

Budget: Council grants shake-up

Darragh O'Keeffe from Government News reports on the Government’s budget commitment to provide $3.2 million to improve and simplify the administration of grants to local government.

State Budget - grants reform commitment the biggest win

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam: Being a numbers man from a long way back I’m happy to report that our member councils are $61 million better off after Tuesday’s State Budget.

How do you create cities people love?

Find out at the LGAQ Future Cities Summit (July 11 - 13) where you can hear from Jessica Christiansen-Franks - from 'Neighbourlytics' a platform that is transforming urban planning.

Indigenous housing funding with Mayor Wayne Butcher

At the 2018 Indigenous Leaders Forum, we chatted with Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Wayne Butcher about the importance of indigenous housing funding.

A blueprint for action

If Queensland local government was listed on the stock exchange, it would be a bigger business in terms of staff numbers and assets under management than the State’s top three public companies – Suncorp, Aurizon and Tatts Group.

RAPAD: unlocking renewable energy in Central Western Queensland

The seven councils that form the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) have a bold plan – to become an energy superpower of the low carbon world.

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

What does the State Budget mean for Qld councils?

See our Budget scorecard and a breakdown of outcomes for local councils.

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.

Future Cities Program Update

The latest addition to the stellar line-up is Mitsui Fudosan, the largest developer in Japan and their flagship project ‘Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City’. Register now for the Cairns event, 11-13 July 2018.

Your input is important: draft documents for new Councillor Complaints system

This is your chance to provide feedback on these important documents so please take the time to review them and submit your feedback. Feedback due Friday, 29 June 2018.

CEO column: Debate and dedication on display

I’ve said often in this column how much I value my time on the ground with our members. There’s no better way of gauging the temperature around an issue and its impact.

Councils show support for zero waste plan

Queensland councils show support for a zero waste plan by 2028. LAUNCHED: Two new detailed reports revealing the value in, and public support for a waste to energy solution.

Indigenous leaders come together

Mayors from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander council’s gathered at LGAQ’s Indigenous Leaders forum in Cairns this week.

Heavy vehicle update: Chain of responsibility laws

On 1 October 2018, amendments to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws will come into effect.

Planning for airport safety

Public Safety Zones, or PSZs are the designated areas of land at the end of airport runways where certain planning restrictions may apply. Here's why they're important to councils.

Transforming our recycling and waste industry

We need your input on the Queensland Government's new resource recovery and waste management strategy

Have your say on adaptation plan for QLD

A state-wide adaptation plan for Queensland's biodiversity and ecosystems is being developed. Here's how Queensland councils can have their say.
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