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Local councils light up Twitter for national showcase

News Release: Local councils, their residents and local government stakeholders are set to light up Twitter in a 24-hour ‘tweet-a-thon’ showcasing the important and diverse work of local government across the country.

LGAQ Media Award open and seeking entries

NEWS RELEASE: In its sixth year of inception, the Award is a prestigious and lucrative opportunity for journalists - designed to highlight and draw attention to journalistic excellence in regional Queensland. Entries close Friday 18 August.

Nominate now for the 2017 National Disability Awards

NOTICE BOARD | Participate: Do you know an individual, organisation or project making a difference to the lives of people with disability in your community, maybe even your organisation?

New! Flash Flood Advisory Resource: FLARE

NOTICE BOARD | Resource: Where appropriate, councils are responsible for local flash flood warning. This new BOM coordinated resource includes case studies, forums, standards and guidelines, and an advisory service to assist you with your responsibilities.

Councils welcome new complaints system

NEWS RELEASE: We want to make sure on behalf of our member councils that the detailed legislation giving effect to these reforms is the best it can be. It is important to ensure public confidence in the councillor complaints system, Greg Hallam, LGAQ CEO.

Local council businesses come together under one name

News Release: The new company, Peak Services, will bring together several previously separate businesses solely owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland.

How old are your buried water and sewerage pipes? We want to know!

NOTICE BOARD | Infrastructure: Council information requested. qldwater and the LGAQ are undertaking a high-level assessment of the scale and timing of the infrastructure deficit, with a focus on buried infrastructure. The results will inform advocacy and planning efforts. Closing 21 July, 2017

CALL FOR MOTIONS: 2017 LGAQ Annual Conference

CIRCULAR | For Action 2017-014: Motions should be endorsed at a council meeting and submitted to the LGAQ by Friday 25 August.

20 Million Trees Funding Opportunity

NOTICE BOARD | Grants: Apply for $20,000 - $100,000 for tree planting projects supporting threatened species and revegetating threatened bushland. Closes 15 August, 2017.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Help inform the LGAQ's submission the on the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill.
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