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Review of Swimming Pool Safety Standard: Have your say

Standards Australia has released a draft Australian Standard related to swimming pool safety barriers for public comment and local governments are invited to have their say. Responses are due by 31 December 2019.

Have your say: land use planning for airports

The National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) is undertaking a review of implementation of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework (NASF). Closes 22 November, 2019.

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.

Planning for well-designed and liveable communities

The LGAQ recently made a submission to the State Government on the ‘Creating healthy and active communities’ Consultation Paper, Model Code for Neighbourhood Design and proposed mandatory provisions.

Have your say on strengthening the water measurement framework

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

LGAQ and DES sign MoU - Land Restoration Fund

LGAQ and DES outline a framework for collaboration for the design and implementation of carbon projects which deliver co-benefits for the remote, rural and regional communities across Qld.

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.

New water quality guidelines for aquatic facilities

Queensland Health, in partnership with Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services has released new water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities.

Safe handling of asbestos after a fire

The Queensland State Government has published a guide to assist with the safe handling and disposal of asbestos contaminated materials following fire events.

Here's the latest from your Policy Executive

Your 16 member LGAQ Policy Executive recently met on your behalf to discuss key issues and updates for the sector in Queensland. Topics included Belcarra 2, W4Q, and looking out for the needs of bush councils.

ALGWA QLD Breakfast at Annual Conference

Attending the LGAQ Conference in Cairns? Don't miss out on this opportunity! Tuesday, 15 October 2019.

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.

Have your say on policy to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence

The Department of Justice and the Attorney General (DJAG) is seeking comment on the Government's interim response to the independent evaluation of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (TAFV Policy).

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.

LGAQ Eight Point Action Plan on Drought for comment

Members are invited to provide comments on the draft Eight Point Action Plan on Drought by 27 September 2019 and submit nominations for the Drought Reference Group by 13 September 2019.

Celebrating long service and new stars at Annual Conference

Applications for elected member long service certificates are due 27 September, 2019.
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