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SEQ Councils benefit from landmark study

Four South East Queensland Councils areas will now have a greater understanding of flood risks thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia.

Whitsundays is open for business

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Australia’s most iconic tourism brands are banding together in a three-month marketing push to boost the region post cyclone Debbie.

QLD councils acknowledged through national awards

Gladstone, Brisbane and Logan councils and were amongst the winners for this year’s National Awards for Local Government, highlighting councils who have used innovative and resourceful solutions to make a difference in their communities.

National General Assembly 2017: QLD Local Government Breakfast and Briefing

Circular | FOR INFORMATION 2017-09: The LGAQ is holding its annual Queensland Local Government Breakfast and Briefing Session on Monday, 19 June 2017, in Canberra, to coincide with the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) National General Assembly.

Minister attends Policy Executive meeting

The Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner met with the LGAQ Policy Executive last week for the official handover of the 2017 LGAQ Advocacy Action Plan.

Grants help empower and celebrate people with disability

Councils can now apply for a share in $150,000 to promote the abilities of all Queenslanders.

Regional councils investing most in tourism industry: ARTN Report

The Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) has highlighted the massive role local governments play in supporting and developing the regional tourism industry.

Restoration of SGFA funding needed to help Indigenous communities thrive

As part of its recently launched 2017 Advocacy Action Plan, the LGAQ is seeking restoration of State Government Financial Aid (SGFA) funding to pre-2012 levels for Indigenous councils. The funding is provided as recurrent grants to meet the costs incurred by Indigenous councils (in lieu of rates), to provide essential local government services.

Communities are the winners following planning fund launch

A better planning system for all Queenslanders will be supported by the $4.5 million Innovation and Improvement Fund.

Minister advocates for local approach to AMPs

Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner says he supports a collaborative approach to alcohol management plans (AMPs).

16 projects approved for coastal adaptation funding

Another five local governments have been approved for coastal adaptation projects funding as part of the $12 million QCoast2100 fund.

Productivity Commission investigates Australia's adaptability

The Productivity Commission has released an initial report on the adaptability of Australia’s urban and rural regions following the mining investment boom.
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