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Minister Hinchliffe: Local government elections are just around the corner

But while it feels as if the year has flown by, so much has happened in the past 12 months in the Local Government sector.

Land Restoration Fund information workshops

DES will be hosting a series of workshops to help landholders and land managers apply for the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund

Review of the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017

The Office of the Coordinator-General is leading the review and will be engaging with councils and key stakeholders from the end of January to May 2020

Findings of no criminality welcomed

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has welcomed the Crime and Corruption Commission's findings of no criminality following its investigation into Gold Coast City Council.

Local Government Reforms - Informal Meetings

The Department of Local Government has released an information paper today on Proposed Local Government Regulatory Reforms – informal meetings

Parallel Universes

Happy 2020 to all our friends and followers in Local Government and welcome to the Weekly Wrap for the first time this decade.

OpED: State Government must hold its ground

The LGAQ is calling for common sense to prevail on new conflict of interest offences

Element of intent must remain in new Conflict of Interest offences

The LGAQ is urging the Palaszczuk Government ensure the element of intent remains part of planned new conflict of interest offences currently before State Parliament.

Queenslanders say they are satisfied with their local councils as they prepare to cast their vote

Almost two-thirds of voters are satisfied with their local council as they prepare to cast their vote in the upcoming March 28 quadrennial elections

Key events for Queensland councils in 2020

Feel like sharing? Pass onto your Council colleagues – this list has something for everyone.

Deadline looming for invasive pest funding

Nineteen Queensland councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $50,000 and $1 million with applications closing on 5 February 2020.

Queensland councils support fires funds effort

The $77,000 LGAQ donation represents $1,000 for and on behalf of each of Queensland's 77 local councils.

Have your say on the Draft Heavy Vehicle Productivity Plan 2020-2025

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released the Draft Heavy Vehicle Productivity Plan 2020-2025.

Natural Resource Management Forums 2020 Date Claimer

'Changing landscapes' is a series of NRM forums we will be hosting in a range of locations in early 2020. Registrations are now open, so book now to grab your seat!

Have your say: Mandatory provisions for neighbourhood design

LGAQ is calling for feedback on the recently announced provisions for neighbourhood design

Have your say: Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) - Waste management reforms

The LGAQ is calling for comments on their RIS - Waste Management Reforms submission to the State Government

Better Communities now in the palm of your hand

​Our new city simulation game puts you in charge of civic leadership with real world challenges and consequences. You’ll get virtual insights into budgeting, land value, crime, pollution, education and more.
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