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Annual Conference Motions

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Now is the time for councils to plan for submitting motions to this year’s LGAQ Annual Conference, being held at the Cairns Convention Centre, 14-16 October 2019.

Submitting your motion

A council meeting must endorse the motion prior to submitting to the LGAQ.

Following last year's introduction of the online motions system, all motions will need to be lodged electronically via LG Online. Submission will be open from Monday, 17 June 2019 until the deadline Monday, 5 August 2019 to enable finalisation of the preliminary agenda prior to the conference.

Preparing your motion

As in previous years, the Agenda will be in two parts, Part 1: Review of the policy statement and Part 2: Motions for consideration. The review of the policy statement will take place at the commencement of the conference so that subsequent motions can be considered in line with the current Policy Statement.

The structure in which to submit your motion is:

  • Date of council resolution
  • Resolution number
  • Motion
  • Background
  • Desired outcome

Please bear in mind the five ‘SMART’ principles in policy development:

  • Be Specific (be clear in your desired outcome, with your audience in mind i.e. state or federal government);
  • Consider Measurables;
  • Is it Achievable;
  • Is it Realistic;
  • Is it Timely.

When preparing motions and background information for either Part 1 or Part 2, please give particular attention to all relevant facts and where appropriate, figures.

Background information

You should also consider previous resolutionsreplies to resolutions and actions resulting from resolutions regarding your topic. This information is regularly updated and provided on the searchable LG Online motions database.

Previous years' motions outcomes are also available in PDF format. 

Contact us

Please contact Grace McSorley or call 1300 542 700 should you have any questions or require further information.


Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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