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Time for action on waste strategy

The LGAQ has called on the State Government to urgently partner with Queensland councils to drive a zero-waste future by 2035.

Planning changes suit councils

In a win for Queensland councils, the LGAQ has been successful in its advocacy on the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

Voting changes campaign rolls on

Why the numbers say everything from the meeting on Tuesday.

Finance summit presentations available online

Presentations from the 2019 LG Finance and Strategic Leadership summit are now available to download!

Special meeting rejects electoral changes

Mayors and councillors from across Queensland gathered in Brisbane this week for a special meeting in response to the State Government's proposed electoral reforms.

Budget 2019 invests in regions and cities: LGAQ

The Local Government Association of Queensland said the Budget went some way to meeting the needs of local communities but councils would continue to push for more investment from Canberra.

No to forcing voting changes in local council elections

Mayors and councillors from across Queensland today overwhelmingly rejected the Palaszczuk Government’s plans to force changes to the way people elect their local councils.

Local government coordination delivers results

Local government coordination across the Torres Strait, Cape York and Gulf region is continuing to gain in momentum with the coming together last week of all 14 of the region’s local governing authorities.

Welcome rethink on electoral changes

The Palaszczuk Government’s decision to walk back proposed major changes to the way people vote at local council elections was very welcome.

Nature Conservation Act Special Wildlife Reserves

Fast Facts - Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.

Welcome boost to road safety but more investment needed

Queensland councils have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of increased roads funding, a move that will help improve road safety outcomes across the state.

Statement from LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

I would like to acknowledge and congratulate Brisbane Lord Mayor and good friend Graham Quirk on a stellar career in local government.

Self interest laid bare

In fairness, most of the reforms Labor governments have introduced over the years were justified and in the community’s long term interest. This time, however, it is different.

Have your say on remote area tax concessions

The Australian Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments for a current Inquiry.

Full gamut of weather for Cloncurry Shire

With some parts still recovering from devastating floods, and other parts hoping for drought relief; Cloncurry has experienced the full gamut of weather in recent months.

Waste Levy Regulation approved

On 21 March 2019, the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Regulation 2019 was made and provides more detail on operational obligations and requirements to implement the waste levy.

Fix for mobile black spots

Queensland local councils have congratulated the Federal Government on its latest announcement of funding for 26 new mobile base stations.

Change is not reform

No other government sector in this State or indeed, across the nation, has absorbed as much policy and administrative reform over the past decade as local government in Queensland.

Have your say: Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Consultation on the draft Terms of Reference for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation People with a Disability has opened and IS ONLINE ONLY, closing 28 March.
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