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LGAQ big data takes shape

This week was all about Big Data and our analytics team, LG Sherlock. We are deadly serious about implementing the highest standards around the use of data and building trust with the broader community.

Regional councils say Federal grants are key

This week's Assembly of Queensland’s Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) reaffirms the pressing need for Federal Financial Assistance Grants

REVIEW: Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009

Do you have feedback on the Regulation in general, specific elements of the Regulation, and any deficiencies? Let us know by Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Data ethics committee to advise local government sector

A special ethics committee of experts has been established to advise the local government sector on the management and use of data by Queensland’s 77 councils.

Have your say - draft waste strategy

Provide your input for the LGAQ submission on the Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, needed by Wednesday 27 March, 2019.

Councils call for a better approach to dealing with drought

The deluge in the north has not meant an end to the drought in much of Qld.

Partnership with councils needed to achieve zero waste future

Local councils have welcomed new laws governing the future of waste management in Queensland but will remain vigilant in ensuring that households not wear the costs.

Federal payments to flood-hit shires welcomed

Queensland’s peak body for local councils has praised the quick response by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the emerging crisis caused by last week’s unprecedented deluge in north Queensland.

ROC Assembly meets ahead of election

The State’s Regional Organisation of Councils met this week to discuss advocacy priorities ahead of an imminent federal election.

Councils donate to help flood victims

It is clear that communities in north Queensland will need an enormous amount of assistance to recover...

Epic floods bring out the best of councils

Meeting nature's epic challenges includes doing the impossible in the most hazardous conditions and working unbelievable hours.

New guidelines for drinking water advice

The information is for councils to support planning and communication of ‘boil water alerts' and other water advisories.

Councils welcome new integrity guidelines

New guidelines on managing conflicts of interest in local government will help provide councillors with a clearer picture on what is expected of them in wake of integrity reforms.

From confusion to clarity

One of the issues that councils need to keep a weather eye on is governance.

What makes Western Downs proud, the highlights.

When your Council is the size of Switzerland, you have a lot of things that you’re proud of.

What makes Southern Downs proud? Ten facts and figures.

When you used to say solar energy, you wouldn’t say Southern Downs. But that’s about to change.

What are the hot local government topics for 2019?

Your LGAQ Policy Executive meets this week to set the agenda and discuss ongoing policy and legislative issues. Take a look at the papers and chat to your district representative about your local issues.

Connect four: Elected member update program final piece of the puzzle

As councillors across Queensland enter the final year of the local government term, the LGAQ’s flagship Elected Member Update program kicks off.

Training opportunity for councils

Councils can now apply for funding to complete a range of training programs to assist local government officers and elected members to build on their skills, knowledge and expertise.
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