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Three weeks left to apply for active community infrastructure funding!

Organisations, including councils, are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for active community infrastructure projects. Closing date for Round 1 EOIs 6 December 2019.

Have your say on the new IPWEAQ street design manual

IPWEAQ has released a proposed new Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods, for public consultation until 20 December 2019.

Councils on the frontline

A big call out and thumbs up to the magnificent mayors, councillors, local council disaster coordinators, police, volunteer firefighters, and Queensland Fire and Emegency Service (QFES) staff who have been fighting 70- plus fires across Queensland.

Queensland Invasive Pests Strategy a Good Start but Funding Vital

We need real outcomes if Queensland’s $20 billion primary production sector is to be effectively supported. Sufficient funding is critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of these industries in our regional communities.

Waste and recycling in the spotlight

A brand new Waste and Recycling webpage is now live for you in the members' portal - LG Online. Including news, articles, media, submissions, events and more - check it out!

Records relating to vulnerable people - your consultation is requested

The draft disposal authorisation and guideline will apply to ALL Queensland Public Authorities. Originally developed by State Archives to address issues of child wellbeing, it has been expanded to cover all vulnerable persons. Due 6 December 2019.

No time to waste to boost recycling funding

The need to manage our own waste and recycling is urgent, but to do this both State and Commonwealth leaders must come to the party.

LGAQ President calls for end to politically motivated campaign against Redlands councillor

The President of the LGAQ, Mayor Mark Jamieson has called on the Member for Capalaba, Don Brown MP, to cease using Parliamentary Privilege to pursue a political agenda against a fellow elected representative, whilst due process runs its course.

Guaranteeing rural towns the most basic commodity: water

This week’s drought funding announcement from the Federal Government came as heartening news to communities across Queensland.

Change in Federal mindset is a critical step forward in managing drought

The announcement by the Federal Government to provide drought funding to non-farm businesses and more funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a win for communities and councils.

Federal funding increase a win for Queenslands drought-affected communities and councils

The Federal Government’s move to provide drought funding for non-farm businesses and extra funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a huge win for Queensland communities.

Have your say on the Future Drought Fund

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan released by the Federal Government.

In the eye of the storm

Gympie Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Bob Leitch told the LGAQ’s Tim Cox about his journey to Flemington, his day at the Cup and bumping into Cameron Smith just after the win…

Integrating climate risk management: participate in an Australian first learning experience

This accredited course is perfect for whole of organisation local government staff including senior policy officers, managers and directors and project officers from operational, planning and delivery areas.

Noise Regulation Review for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Specialised Aircraft

The review will consider the community noise impacts of each type of operation and determine considerations for potential noise regulations. Due by close of business Friday, 22 November 2019.

Proposed amendments to the Land Regulation 2009 - Have your say

The Land Regulation sets out operational details that are fundamental for dealings in state land (such as leasehold and trust land), and administering the Land Act 1994. Closing 6 December 2019.

URGENT: Water supply status survey

WATER MANAGERS are requested to urgently complete the survey to help the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy (DNRME) understand and track actual and potential water supply security issues across the state. DUE 7 November, 2019.

$500 million needed for water security in rural communities

The LGAQ welcomes the commitment from all sides of politics to the Bradfield Scheme but says the focus must be on water supply and quality in rural communities, and is calling on state and federal governments to commit to $500 million over five years of dedicated funding.

Queensland councils crack $1 billion on sport and recreation spending

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson: Data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Queensland councils spent just over $1 billion on sports and recreation for the 2017-18 financial year.
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