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Touching base in the north

Quite a strong LGAQ presence in the State’s north this week with the entire Policy Executive meeting on Thursday Island in the Torres Shire senior staff attending the Northern Alliance of Councils at Bowen.

Queensland Freight Action Plan workshops

A series of freight action workshops will be conducted across the state from August 19 - September 11 in response to the Queensland Freight Strategy.

The infrastructure cliff

A major report released by Infrastructure Australia today shows that Queensland has major infrastructure challenges - including water and sewerage - so what can be done?

COAG leaders agree to ban the export of recyclable waste

At a recent meeting, COAG agreed Australia should establish a timeline to ban certain waste products.

Apply now: Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program

Applications are now open for the Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program that provides $2 million in funding to councils over two years to monitor, act on and prevent illegal dumping activities.

Have your say: Senate Inquiry into Northern Australia Agenda

The LGAQ will be making a submission the Senate Select Committee on the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda.

Backing a winner in the bush

What hasn’t been said about the iconic nature of the Australian bush and the great enduring connection so many of us have with that part of our nation?

Is electronic voting our future?

While working at the recent Federal election, I wondered why Australia hadn’t moved to electronic voting

Councils combine to combat water crisis

Families are the focus of an innovative response to the drought crisis facing the Southern and Western Downs local government areas, as well as Toowoomba, South Burnett and Goondiwindi.

Taking a whole of life view on asset management

Working to improve the financial performance of public assets is a challenge that can be accepted, and risen to, right now.

How libraries help communities thrive

Distracting children during a natural disaster or helping to preserve near-extinct Indigenous languages is all part of the sometimes-surprising work of public libraries.

Turning the technology big wheels

I’m proud to say that at the LGAQ we innovate in spades. It’s in our DNA

Have you submitted your motions?

Your council-endorsed motions can be submitted through LG Online right up until the deadline, midnight on Monday, 5 August 2019.

Stock Route Regulation and Strategy Review - workshops

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy are holding consultation workshops with councils Longreach on 26 and 27 August, and Roma on 3 September.

Queensland councils to benefit from Blockie win

Queensland councils are well and truly in the box seat to make the most of cutting edge Blockchain technology after winning a prestigious industry award.

The urgency of climate policy

When you consider how each of the three levels of government are tackling the impact of climate change, it is local government that is determined not to allow short-term politics to spoil decisions about long-term policy.

Annual Conference program and registration are here!

Checkout a great line-up of speakers and sessions. The program, online registration, accommodation booking and early bird prices all available now. Cairns 14-16 October, 2019.

Funding opportunities: North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough

See standing and extended funding opportunities for FNQ and NQ communities, local organisations, businesses and councils. The community recovery funding closes 5 August, 2019.

Have your say: Model Code for Neighbourhood Design and proposed mandatory provisions

The consultation paper proposes that a range of components from the new Model Code be made mandatory for all new residential developments in Queensland. Please provide your thoughts on this before COB Monday 26 August 2019.
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