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Three 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.

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.

LGAQ President calls for end to politically motivated campaign against Redlands councillor

The President of the LGAQ, Mayor Mark Jamieson has called on the Member for Capalaba, Don Brown MP, to cease using Parliamentary Privilege to pursue a political agenda against a fellow elected representative, whilst due process runs its course.

Guaranteeing rural towns the most basic commodity: water

This week’s drought funding announcement from the Federal Government came as heartening news to communities across Queensland.

Change in Federal mindset is a critical step forward in managing drought

The announcement by the Federal Government to provide drought funding to non-farm businesses and more funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a win for communities and councils.

Federal funding increase a win for Queenslands drought-affected communities and councils

The Federal Government’s move to provide drought funding for non-farm businesses and extra funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a huge win for Queensland communities.

Have your say on the Future Drought Fund

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan released by the Federal Government.

$500 million needed for water security in rural communities

The LGAQ welcomes the commitment from all sides of politics to the Bradfield Scheme but says the focus must be on water supply and quality in rural communities, and is calling on state and federal governments to commit to $500 million over five years of dedicated funding.

Queensland councils crack $1 billion on sport and recreation spending

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson: Data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Queensland councils spent just over $1 billion on sports and recreation for the 2017-18 financial year.

Local Government the lifestyle level of government

There was some great news this week friends; according to the venerable Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Queensland councils cracked $1 billion on capital and recurrent spending on sport and recreation for the first time for the financial year ended 30 June 2018

The Waltzing Matilda Centre continues to impress

The state’s best and most innovative public works projects have been celebrated at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland’s (IPWEAQ) annual awards, with Winton Shire Council and Peak Services claiming the hotly contested ‘Best Project over $10 million’ category for the Waltzing Matilda Centre re-build.

Smart cities with urban dashboards

Urban dashboards are transforming the way governments provide citizens with intelligent and real-time information about the cities they live in.
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