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Adani board give go ahead but await loan

At a press conference in Townsville this week, Indian energy company Adani confirmed its board has made the final investment decision to proceed with a $16.5 billion coal mine in central Queensland.

State Budget 2017 focus: protecting Queensland's water security

The LGAQ is calling on the State Budget to provide $5 million for the Resilient Rivers Initiative to ensure the protection and management of South East Queensland rivers.

Ice Roundtable leads to extended consultation

The Palaszczuk Government is extending action and public input on its response to the scourge of the drug ice, with further roundtables to be convened and more time for consultation on its draft action plan, Action on Ice.

Sewer lining has silver lining

A collaborative approach to fixing sewer pipes has saved the State Government more than $2 million.

Return of funding on the table at Indigenous Leaders Forum

Restoration of State Government Financial Aid funding (SGFA) will be on the agenda next week as leaders from Queensland’s Indigenous Councils gather in Cairns for the Indigenous Leaders Forum (ILF).

State Budget Focus: Works for Queensland supporting Indigenous Communities

The LGAQ has called for the upcoming State Budget to provide a $300 million extension for the Works for Queensland program to ensure the benefits to Queensland communities continue.

Filling the NBN gap in rural telecommunications

In a telecommunication win for rural Queensland, the town of Yaraka in Longreach Shire now has access to fast and reliable internet thanks to the installation of a mobile phone tower on nearby Mt Slowcombe.

Celebrating the 1967 Referendum with the State Library of Queensland

In 1967, the Australian people voted to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of this historic vote.

State Budget Focus: Building resilience against fires

Thanks to funding from the Community Resilience Fund the Southern Downs Regional Council has been able to install new fire trails that will be critical in assisting rural fire brigades.

State Budget Focus: Universal family literacy

The LGAQ are campaigning for an additional $20 million for the First Five Forever program; an initiative that aims to bolster the literacy of children aged 0 – 5.
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