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.
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.
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.
Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson: Data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Queensland councils spent just over $1 billion on sports and recreation for the 2017-18 financial year.
A series of stories on the monsoon floods that devastated north west Queensland in February this year told a searing story of the economic and personal impacts of the huge loss of stock caused by the flooding.
The LGAQ Annual Conference is the sector’s annual showcase, allowing civic leaders to discuss and debate issues and policy affecting a sphere of government with more than 40,000 staff and managing $155 billion of community assets