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Podcast: Growing tourism in QLD in 2019.

Podcast: What will be the challenges and opportunities for Queensland councils as they build their tourism industries in 2019?

Global risks and local solutions

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, gets a lot of bad press for taking an “ivory tower” view of the global challenges we face.

Energy Detective product looks to cut massive council powerbill

A local government data analytics team is examining ways in which councils in Queensland can reduce their energy bills.

Strategic leadership in 2019

Gain your full-day Strategic Leadership Short Course for 2019 Finance Summit delegates.

ROC on into 2019

Welcome to 2019 for what will be a seminal year in local government.

There's a new guide to assist councils with liquor licensing

Information, examples and decisions of note have been collated to help councils provide comments on liquor licence applications.

Commonwealth bridges renewal program opens

Round Four of the Bridges Renewal program has opened, and the turnaround for councils to apply is tight.

What makes Cloncurry proud? Four friendly reasons.

For anyone who’s ever visited ‘The Curry’, it’s hardly a surprise that it’s officially been named the friendliest town in Queensland. For the second time.

End of waste code could add extra pressure to communities

In its submission to the End of Waste Code for Biosolids Draft the LGAQ has said additional regulation and cost requirements could add considerable pressure to Queensland communities.

Two new important developments for water utilities

There are changes to council requirements to declare service areas, as well as new mandatory cyber security reporting obligations.

LGAQ leads from the front on data ethics

The Local Government Association of Queensland is leading the way in ensuring trust, transparency and accountability drive the use and management of data by the State’s 77 local councils.

More federal money, faster for local communities equals more jobs

Local councils in Queensland have called on Canberra to kickstart regional economies through a fairer deal on financial assistance grants it delivers to local communities.

Fire and rain and a big 2018

In James Taylor’s famous words, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. So has much of Queensland recently. It’s been a tumultuous end to a tumultuous 2018.

Innovation grants extended

The latest round of the Natural Resources Investment Program 2018-2022 (NRIP) - TraNsfoRM! Innovation grants are now open.

What's up for debate at LGAQ?

Ahead of the summer break, the LGAQ Policy Executive is meeting one more time on Friday the 14th of December. We encourage all members to read the papers for the upcoming meeting.

A 3D approach to slowing motorists

What started as a quick glance on Facebook by Boulia Shire Mayor Rick Britton has ended in a project that can claim to be the first of its kind in Australia.

What do councils need to consider post bushfire?

Advice for councils in bushfire impacted regions on areas like drinking water quality and asbestos risk.

Connecting Bulloo

How the Thargomindah Airport Terminal & Bulloo River Walk are bringing in the tourists and growing a community.

Council jobs: let the hard work begin

The scourge of natural disaster has come early in the disaster season in the form of ferocious fires whipped up by an unprecedented heatwave.

Message mastery with Kim Skubris

Why message mastery is critical to managing the media and engaging your audience.
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