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Blooming marvellous leadership

Queensland local councils are much more than roads, rates and rubbish. They provide opportunities for our communities to come together and build pride in who they are and what they stand for.

Improving the value of the National General Assembly

The LGAQ recently sought feedback from members following concern over the low numbers of Queensland councils attending the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly.

Have your say on strengthening the water measurement framework

The Queensland Governenment has now commenced consultation on the Queensland non-urban water measurement policy.

Fire and forbearance

Over the past 12 months, our beautiful state has had to deal with fire, flood, drought and now more fire, each event close to unprecedented in severity and scope.

What do councils need to consider post bushfire?

The first intense rainfall post a bushfire catchments can cause a number of issues and impacts onto the drinking water quality. Actions should be considered as you enter the planning for recovery and potential impacts on water quality and supply.

Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments: draft report released

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the Productivity Commission's draft report and encourages members to provide comment by Wednesday, 2 October 2019.

Tax offset should not be abolished

The Productivity Commission’s recommendation that the zonal tax offset (ZTO) should be abolished is simply wrong.

Nothing to waste on data

If local government needed any more reminders of the importance of basing decisions on strong, reliable data there were plenty of them at last week’s Waste Forum in Brisbane.

LGx is a must-attend event for comms and marketing officers from councils of all sizes

See the fantastic program line-up, register for your spot and book your accommodation to secure your spot! November 11 and 12, Brisbane.

LGAQ Media Award deadline for entries extended

The entry deadline for the 2019 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism, offering a cash prize of $15,000 has been extended to 20 September, 2019.

Spotlight on Barcoo

Barcoo Mayor Bruce Scott sees a bright future for the Shire.

A lobbying success story

As an example of political lobbying, the First Five Forever campaign ticked a lot of boxes.

Powering ahead with LG Sherlock

LG Sherlock launched its first module, ‘Energy Detective’ in February of this year.
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