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Local government leaders gather to discuss regional economy

NEWS RELEASE: LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said that local councils are often key drivers of economic growth in the regions and it was important that the local government sector was included in any strategy aimed at boosting growth and creating sustainable jobs in Queensland.

Local government welcomes new Minister

NEWS RELEASE: LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said he looked forward to working with Mr Furner to ensure the strong partnership between the Palaszczuk Government and local councils continued to flourish.

QFF & LGAQ: Murray Darling Basin plans will hurt Queensland communities

NEWS RELEASE: Local Government Association of Queensland chief executive Greg Hallam said there were real concerns about the impact the proposed buyback would have on local communities.

Local communities set to reap the benefits of Works for Queensland jobs program

NEWS RELEASE: LGAQ acting chief executive Sarah Buckler welcomed the Government’s announcement, saying local councils were key regional employers and should be part of any good job creation program.

Local government leaders explore latest in innovation

NEWS RELEASE: The LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the upcoming study tour would provide insights into how councils could use developments in renewable energy, smart street lighting, blockchain technology and other areas to strengthen the state’s regional economies, improve urban environments and deliver more cost-effective services

Package to address regional unemployment welcomed

News release: A $200 million funding package announced by the Palaszczuk Government as part of its Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review is set to support local councils undertaking job-creating, maintenance or minor infrastructure projects in regional Queensland.

CCC recommendations applauded by Queensland councils

The LGAQ has applauded the Crime and Corruption Commission for its recommendation that publicising allegations of corruption against candidates during local government elections should be prohibited.

New industrial relations laws a deep disappointment to councils

LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam has expressed deep disappointment at the passage of the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 this morning.

More councils funded for coastal adaptation projects

Three more Queensland councils have received funding for projects to help them prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Canberra honours NDRRA agreement ... almost

Councils have welcomed the Commonwealth’s decision to reimburse the $1 billion in disaster funding owed to Queensland but have vowed to continue fighting for more than $8 million in unpaid plant and equipment costs.
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