Here’s the story of the 123rd LGAQ annual conference in Cairns by the numbers: 700 delegates, observers and exhibitors, 85 motions carried (16 unanimously), three motions withdrawn, one minister with some good news, 97 indigenous councillors in attendance and about $3 million pumped into the local economy.
Delivered by Mayor Mark Jamieson, President of the Local Government Association of Queensland, 15 October 2019. What a term it has turned out to be - I’m very proud to be part of a sector that has demonstrated again and again, that we genuinely are the level of government closest to the people.
A series of stories on the monsoon floods that devastated north west Queensland in February this year told a searing story of the economic and personal impacts of the huge loss of stock caused by the flooding.
This is a great opportunity for regional Queensland councils to help offset the higher costs of transporting recycling material by providing grants of up to $250,000 for transport costs associated with recycling.