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QLD COUNCILS SPEAK FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES

Notice Board

Monday, 24 November 2014

QLD COUNCILS SPEAK FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES

Please note that some submissions cannot be made public until approved by the receiving body. You may need to be logged-in to LG Online to view such documents. Visit the Submissions - Current Year webpage and the Submissions - Archives page for more information.

LIABILITY FOR PLANNING DECISIONS AFFECTED BY NATURAL HAZARDS

On 11 November 2014, the LGAQ provided a copy of King and Co. Solicitors' summary of the Queens Counsel advice to the Deputy Premier.
Submission perspective: The summary highlights local governments' potential exposure to liability for planning decisions affected by climate change. The summary was provided to all Queensland coastal councils and follows initial legal advice that was provided to councils on 17 April 2014.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

REEF 2050 LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

The LGAQ wrote to the Great Barrier Reef Taskforce on 3 November 2014.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ confirmed that the key elements required to reverse detrimental impacts on the Reef are largely represented by the Plan, though more funding is required to achieve the Plan's vision.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

NATURAL DISASTER FUNDING INQUIRY WITH REFERENCE TO THE DRAFT REPORT - SEPTEMBER 2014

The LGAQ is pleased to have provided its submission to the Productivity Commission on 21 October 2014.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ is concerned about a number of draft recommendations in the PC's draft Report and believe that they not only have the potential to seriously threaten the financial viability of many Queensland councils but may also deny communities hit by natural disasters the opportunity for timely reconstruction, impacting their social and economic sustainability.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

COUNCIL ELECTION DATE IN 2016

The LGAQ wrote to the Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience on 15 October 2014.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ has requested the 2016 Local Government Quadrennial election date be held on Saturday, 19 March 2016 to ensure the election is held prior to the Easter long weekend and the autumn school holidays.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

MEDICINES, POISONS AND THERAPEUTIC GOODS BILL 2014

The LGAQ feedback was provided to Queensland Health on 9 October 2014.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ is supportive of the general policy intent as the requirements are moving away from individual approvals to organisational approvals for poisons; the LGAQ only cautions the potential with ongoing development of this particular Bill is inadvertent extra red tape. The LGAQ also sought further consultation on the development of supporting regulation and standards.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

LANDFILL DISPOSAL BANS

On 3 October 2014, the LGAQ has provided comments to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on the use of landfill disposal bans and other related information.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ put forward that any consideration of a landfill disposal ban for identified waste should understand: the true cost of waste; a proposed alternative treatment including potential implementation; a cost/benefit analysis; analysis of the ability for the waste management sector to undertake any alternatives; and the broader national action.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

WATER REFORM BILL 2014

On 9 October 2014, the LGAQ provided comments to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee.
Submission perspective: The LGAQ is not supportive of the possibility of excluding councils from the work encouraged by the River Improvement Trust Act 1940 as local government involvement has been and remains as essential part; and the LGAQ.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENT

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