The reality of drought
Whilst the focus in the media has been on farmers in drought affected areas, the flow on effect to towns and communities as a result of decreased income is palpable.
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Proud to be your council
Meet real-life council heroes, performing the daily jobs that keep our communities safe, happy and healthy.
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Vital funding push
Communities deserve a much better deal from Canberra to properly fund local infrastructure and facilities such as libraries, parks and roads.
UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE
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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.
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.
Queensland Integrity Commissioner speaks
GUEST PIECE: Introducing the Queensland Integrity Commissioner Dr Nikola Stepanov.
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