The LGAQ is proud to be the peak body for a thriving, innovative and vital sector of government that contributes every day to the health of Queenslanders and our economy. Managing $150 billion in community assets and with a 40-000 strong workforce, Queensland local government is a much more than just another stakeholder.

It stands ready to be a powerful partner of both the State and Federal Governments in ensuring Queensland continues to take full advantage of its potential. 

Our role

As members of the LGAQ, Queensland councils bring together their influence and use it to advocate for changes that will improve the lives of their communities.

We reach the position we take on the issues which matter most to Queensland councils and communities through an ongoing cycle of engagement, which includes an Annual Conference where councils vote on significant policy issues it would like the LGAQ to act on.

The LGAQ’s advocacy and policy teams work to:

  • advocate for solutions that help local communities and secure essential funding from state and federal governments
  • share information and experience about what works
  • educate the community about the role and importance of councils
  • conduct timely research and development that positions councils to make informed decisions

Advocacy in action

The Local Government Association of Queensland’s Advocacy Action Plan (AAP) is a roadmap designed to highlight the top policy positions and funding priorities councils believe are critical to ensuring Queensland flourishes and our communities thrive.