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STILL TIME TO APPLY - FNQ & NQ Monsoon Trough Funding Round 2 Grants

Grants of up to $150,000 each are now available to help FNQ & NQ communities recover from the 2019 Monsoon Trough

The Delegations Register Service has been updated

We're pleased to let you know that a complete review of the Delegations Register Service has been undertaken and is now available for members in LG Online.

United front in battle to retain Remote Area Tax Concessions

Peak bodies urge the Commonwealth not to scrap “modest but important” incentives

Focus on the finish line, or is it the start...

Nominations have closed and the candidate lists are in with more than 1570 Queenslanders putting their hand up for this month’s local government elections.

Have your say on regional Australia!

We know regional Australia matters! That’s why we want your national parliament to hear your views and concerns on the future of regional Australia. Complete the survey by 13 March and share it with your friends and community!

Unchartered waters

Securing and guaranteeing the most basic commodity: water, is becoming a key issue in the challenges Queensland, and indeed the world, is facing in the wake of climate change.

Not resting on our laurels

The devastating bushfires over summer destroyed thousands of hectares of koala habitat in the southern states, increasing the importance of ensuring Queensland is doing everything it can to protect koalas here.

Have your say: Walking tracks Standards revisions

The walking tracks standards under revision are important to councils as they are fundamental to the design and development of council-controlled walking tracks including pathways, tracks and trails.

National focus on strategies essential for successful solutions

A national, integrated approach to water security, regional roads, waste and coastal inundation is essential

2020 local government elections kick off

As of Saturday 22nd February – the local government electoral race has begun.

Fire Fight continues

The LGAQ and the State Government this week joined in condemning the Commonwealth’s refusal to extend its $1 million in bushfire grants to all fire-affected Queensland councils.

Sister Cities doing it for each other

In some parts of the world they’re called ‘partner cities’, ‘friendship towns’ or ‘twinned cities’.

Reminder: survey on the plumbing law reforms closes this week

There is still time to provide your feedback about how satisfied you are with the new plumbing laws and more topics related to the Plumbing and Drainage Act reforms. Closes 5pm, Friday 21 February 2020

Proper community engagement key to closing the gap

The new Closing the Gap agreement must be Indigenous-led and must consider community views. The Government should harness the wisdom of local people and local representatives.

Councils get behind the Olympic bid

The 2032 South East Queensland Olympics certainly has a ring to it. Especially when you know its benefits will also be felt far outside the southeast corner of the state.

LGAQ President: Response to Senator Hanson's anti-Olympics campaign

One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments regarding Queensland’s 2032 Olympic Games bid are both untrue and damaging to the economic, social and cultural growth of the state.

Have your Say: Amendments to Queensland’s building laws and security of payment legislation

Member councils are invited to provide feedback on amendments including a range of reforms of significance to local government by COB Friday, 21 February 2020.

Councils condemn rushed and inadequate koala reforms

Now is not the time to allow thousands of hectares of known local koala habitat to go unprotected.

LGAQ heads into the ruck again

After another week in the trenches, my mind turned to what it must look like to those on the sidelines, or even just a few metres away from the grind of the ruck.
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