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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 now open!

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.

Rural water and wastewater infrastructure

Rural water and wastewater infrastructure, that is. There is a looming crisis in this key area of local government business.

How is your council age-friendly?

We're asking for your assistance in completing this 15 minute survey to help us determine the extent of age-friendly practices taking place through the local governments.

Council pride on display

Building homes in remote communities, protecting our grazing lands, keeping soft plastics out of our oceans and taking care of our parks. Watch these short clips to uncover the stories behind each of these every-day council roles.

All Australian councils need to know about this data

You may have missed this important data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Biosolid code an issue for councils

Heard of biosolids? Here’s why a new code proposing to further limit their use is an issue for councils and communities.

Brett Walsh wins inaugural Butch Lenton Award

Barcaldine Regional Council deputy chief executive Brett Walsh has won the inaugural Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award.
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