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Our seventh wonder of the world

As you know, here at the LGAQ we have a drought strategy, a water security strategy and today I’d like to talk about our plan for the reef – our 7th wonder of the world and a true Queensland icon.

Reminder: Have your say on possible amendments to telecommunications powers

The LGAQ is currently reviewing the proposed amendments to telecommunication carrier powers and immunities law and welcomes member feedback by 16 December 2019.

Flying fox management code of practice review

The Department of Environment and Science wants to hear from you on the final stages of the review of the codes of practice.

The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

Consultation requested for the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

Two weeks left to apply for active community infrastructure funding!

Organisations, including councils, are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for active community infrastructure projects. Closing date for Round 1 EOIs 6 December 2019.

Queensland Invasive Pests Strategy a Good Start but Funding Vital

We need real outcomes if Queensland’s $20 billion primary production sector is to be effectively supported. Sufficient funding is critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of these industries in our regional communities.

No time to waste to boost recycling funding

The need to manage our own waste and recycling is urgent, but to do this both State and Commonwealth leaders must come to the party.

LGAQ President calls for end to politically motivated campaign against Redlands councillor

The President of the LGAQ, Mayor Mark Jamieson has called on the Member for Capalaba, Don Brown MP, to cease using Parliamentary Privilege to pursue a political agenda against a fellow elected representative, whilst due process runs its course.

Change in Federal mindset is a critical step forward in managing drought

The announcement by the Federal Government to provide drought funding to non-farm businesses and more funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a win for communities and councils.

Federal funding increase a win for Queenslands drought-affected communities and councils

The Federal Government’s move to provide drought funding for non-farm businesses and extra funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a huge win for Queensland communities.

Have your say on the Future Drought Fund

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan released by the Federal Government.

$500 million needed for water security in rural communities

The LGAQ welcomes the commitment from all sides of politics to the Bradfield Scheme but says the focus must be on water supply and quality in rural communities, and is calling on state and federal governments to commit to $500 million over five years of dedicated funding.

LGNSW Water Management Conference: councils learning together

Cr David Schefe attended the conference as the chair of the LGAQ Water & Sewerage Advisory Group and has provided a summary of the event.
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