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Safety Alert: recent failures of winch type signs

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a warning bulletin about two recent failures of winch type (wind-up) signs. This method of signage is commonly used by schools across the state.

Remote Area Tax Inquiry update

Queensland councils and ROCs have been invited to participate in a teleconference 25 October. Contact us to participate and contribute your feedback.

Councils best placed at the centre of drought preparedness for their communities

The LGAQ’s Regional Development Lead, Kirsten Pietzner, tells ABC Southern Queensland how a proposed action plan might work.

Cherry on the top

This week I signed off on $5.1 million of Local Government Mutual special dividends being paid to our member councils.

Countdown to the LGAQ Annual Conference

We reveal what you can expect at the LGAQ Annual Conference.

Chasing the 'Real McCoy' on grant reform

The KPMG report on how grant reforms should be pursued, completed during the last term of government, remains the blueprint - the gold standard if you like.

Recycled content in roads and infrastructure study tour to Melbourne.

We continue to investigate and promote 'advancing a zero-waste future' with our members and ask for any last expressions of interest for this tour planned for 26-28 November 2019. Please RSVP by COB 25 September.

LGAQ Annual Conference Preliminary Agenda available for members

This year the Preliminary Agenda includes 89 motions dealing with issues across the breadth of local government.

Container Refund Scheme (CRS) – Revenue sharing arrangements

Transitional arrangement provisions in the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Container Refund Scheme - Material Recovery Agreements) Amendment Regulation 2019 have been extended to 31 December 2019.

Review of Swimming Pool Safety Standard: Have your say

Standards Australia has released a draft Australian Standard related to swimming pool safety barriers for public comment and local governments are invited to have their say. Responses are due by 31 December 2019.

Have your say: land use planning for airports

The National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) is undertaking a review of implementation of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework (NASF). Closes 22 November, 2019.

Blooming marvellous leadership

Queensland local councils are much more than roads, rates and rubbish. They provide opportunities for our communities to come together and build pride in who they are and what they stand for.

Planning for well-designed and liveable communities

The LGAQ recently made a submission to the State Government on the ‘Creating healthy and active communities’ Consultation Paper, Model Code for Neighbourhood Design and proposed mandatory provisions.

Have your say on strengthening the water measurement framework

The Queensland Governenment has now commenced consultation on the Queensland non-urban water measurement policy.

LGAQ and DES sign MoU - Land Restoration Fund

LGAQ and DES outline a framework for collaboration for the design and implementation of carbon projects which deliver co-benefits for the remote, rural and regional communities across Qld.
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