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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.

Queensland land use information survey welcomes your input

Local government officers previously, currently or potentially using Queensland’s land use information and data (e.g. spatial information, land use and/or land management officers) are encouraged to provide feedback.

Have your say on the draft report on National Transport Regulatory Reform

The LGAQ provided a submission to the Productivity Commission, with key highlights found in recommendations 6.1 and 10.1. Public consultation open until 15 January 2020.

Conflicts of interest management framework proposed in new Bill

The Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced by the Attorney-General into the Queensland Parliament on 28 November 2019.

Our seventh wonder of the world

As you know, here at the LGAQ we have a drought strategy, a water security strategy and today I’d like to talk about our plan for the reef – our 7th wonder of the world and a true Queensland icon.

The Delegations Register Service has been updated

We're pleased to let you know that a complete review of the Delegations Register Service has been undertaken and is now available for members in LG Online.

Reminder: Have your say on possible amendments to telecommunications powers

The LGAQ is currently reviewing the proposed amendments to telecommunication carrier powers and immunities law and welcomes member feedback by 16 December 2019.

Flying fox management code of practice review

The Department of Environment and Science wants to hear from you on the final stages of the review of the codes of practice.

The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

Consultation requested for the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

What local government is all about

I wanted to share with you some positive news stories in the hope it’ll put a smile on your face.

Asbestos Workshops 2020 - are you interested?

This mandatory training for staff managing the administration and enforcement of the removal/disposal of domestic asbestos is provided by the State Government. Please provide your expression of interest for upcoming workshops.

Inquiry into Australia's waste and recycling industries

The inquiry will focus on opportunities presented by waste materials, including energy production, innovative recycling approaches and export opportunities, and will also consider current impediments to innovation. Due Friday, 17 January 2020.

Two weeks left to apply for active community infrastructure funding!

Organisations, including councils, are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for active community infrastructure projects. Closing date for Round 1 EOIs 6 December 2019.

Have your say on the new IPWEAQ street design manual

IPWEAQ has released a proposed new Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods, for public consultation until 20 December 2019.

Councils on the frontline

A big call out and thumbs up to the magnificent mayors, councillors, local council disaster coordinators, police, volunteer firefighters, and Queensland Fire and Emegency Service (QFES) staff who have been fighting 70- plus fires across Queensland.

Queensland Invasive Pests Strategy a Good Start but Funding Vital

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.

Waste and recycling in the spotlight

A brand new Waste and Recycling webpage is now live for you in the members' portal - LG Online. Including news, articles, media, submissions, events and more - check it out!
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