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Mix of motions target top issues

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Thursday, 16 September 2016

Mix of motions target top issues

More than 70 motions addressing some of local government’s most urgent issues will be debated at this year’s LGAQ Annual Conference on the Gold Coast.

LGAQ Acting President Jenny Hill, Policy Executive members Matthew Bourke and Matt Burnett and LGAQ executives including CEO Greg Hallam and General Manager – Advocacy Greg Hoffman finalised the motions at a meeting at Local Government House in Newstead on Wednesday.

Cr Hill said councils were seeking to tackle pressing issues ranging from disaster funding certainty and road management to flying fox control and the latest smoking laws.

“Motions provide councils with direct input to the Association’s policy agenda and priorities,” Cr Hill said.

“They help us determine courses of action on issues that affect local governments in Queensland.”

Councils and local government groups have lodged motions relating to issues such as consultation on mining tenures, proposed amendments to the Local Government Act 2009, voting arrangements for council elections and cultural heritage clearances.

The LGAQ will also be asked to lobby for reduced electricity tariffs, increased certainty surrounding the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding, improved traffic safety around schools and support for indigenous communities to promote the wild harvesting of crocodile eggs to boost economic communities.

The 2016 Annual Conference is themed “New World Order” and will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on 18-20 October.

The motions will be debated on the final day of the conference.

The LGAQ provides online access to the proceedings of previous conferences.



Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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