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OpED: State Government must hold its ground

The LGAQ is calling for common sense to prevail on new conflict of interest offences

Key events for Queensland councils in 2020

Feel like sharing? Pass onto your Council colleagues – this list has something for everyone.

Deadline looming for invasive pest funding

Nineteen Queensland councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $50,000 and $1 million with applications closing on 5 February 2020.

Queensland councils support fires funds effort

The $77,000 LGAQ donation represents $1,000 for and on behalf of each of Queensland's 77 local councils.

Natural Resource Management Forums 2020 Date Claimer

'Changing landscapes' is a series of NRM forums we will be hosting in a range of locations in early 2020. Registrations are now open, so book now to grab your seat!

Better Communities now in the palm of your hand

​Our new city simulation game puts you in charge of civic leadership with real world challenges and consequences. You’ll get virtual insights into budgeting, land value, crime, pollution, education and more.

Queensland Government launches Road Safety Action Plan 2020-21

The Hon. Mark Bailey has unveiled the new Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2020-21

Building Better Regions Fund round 4 closing 19 December 2019

Councils in drought-affected areas are encouraged to apply for BBRF grants before they close on Thursday, 19 December 2019.

Putting the pedal to the metal on drought and guaranteed water supply

This week, we had wall to wall coverage on the drought and the importance of guaranteeing rural towns a reliable quality water supply.

Invasive plants failure leaves biosecurity time bomb ticking

Decisive action urged as a long-awaited report into State Parliament’s ‘Inquiry into invasive plants and their control in Queensland’ has been released with no recommendations.

Rethinking waste - resources from rubbish

Secure your spot for the 2020 Waste Forum! Registration and accommodation booking is now open. To be held 5/6 February 2020 (afternoon 5th and morning 6th) at the Marriott Hotel, Brisbane.

Our policy leaders meet on Friday

Your LGAQ Policy Executive are meeting at LG House this coming Friday, 13 December. Take a look at the papers and chat to your district representative about your local issues.

Queensland councils call for more support as "creeping disaster" spreads

The LGAQ is calling on all State and Federal Government leaders to unite to drive a unified approach to water security.

On the Road to a Zero Waste Future: Melbourne 2019

More than 30 delegates toured Victorian businesses incorporating recycled product in their roads

Draft SEQ Koala Conservation Strategy: have your say

The Draft SEQ Koala Conservation Strategy has been released for public consultation. Members are invited to contribute to the LGAQ submission by 24 January, 2019.

Thinking big

Last month, the LGAQ Board signed off a $7 million investment in the Local Buy Next Gen project - a massive down payment on both fraud proofing and achieving greater value for money from the entire council procurement function - worth about $6.5 billion a year.

Telecommunications in new developments is under review

A lot has changed in the way telecommunications infrastructure is delivered in new developments. Have your say on the policy review. Feedback for the LGAQ submission is due COB Friday 10 January 2020.

Rental reforms: have your say now

The Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) identifies options for five priority areas: minimum housing standards, renting with pets, minor modifications, domestic and family violence, ending a tenancy fairly. Comments required by COB Monday 16 December 2019.
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