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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!

Have your say: Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) - Waste management reforms

The LGAQ is calling for comments on their RIS - Waste Management Reforms submission to the State Government

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.

Guidelines available for using water wisely in urban areas

DNRME has released guidelines for water efficient urban guidelines and landscapes

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.

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.

The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

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

No time to waste to boost recycling funding

The need to manage our own waste and recycling is urgent, but to do this both State and Commonwealth leaders must come to the party.
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