Queensland councils converge on Mackay for the 125th LGAQ Annual Conference

Published: 25th October 2021

The 125th Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference has kicked off in Mackay with hundreds of council delegates from across Queensland converging on the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC).

The conference will take place over the next three days, beginning with the Indigenous Leaders Forum and the Regional Roads and Transport Group Assembly today.

The official opening will take place on Tuesday before the Annual Conference culminates on Wednesday with debate on motions canvassing issues of critical importance to councils and their local communities like roads, housing and health.

Seventy-three of the state’s 77 councils have registered to attend the conference - a remarkable turnout given the current Covid climate - with 66 mayors, 57 council CEOs and 218 elected members in total attending. 

More than 700 people will attend the LGAQ Annual Conference over its three days, adding a much-welcomed boost to Mackay’s local economy. 

The conference agenda is available here.