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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.

Local councils welcome LNP's digital tourism plan

News release: Local communities and businesses are likely to benefit from a new plan to boost the rollout of WiFi hotspots in key tourism centres across Queensland.

Review to prevent election errors

News release: Queensland councils are urged to have their say in a review of the 2016 local government elections, which were plagued by problems including missing enrolments, slow updates of counts and confusion over electoral boundaries.

Mining laws protect communities

News release: The LGAQ has welcomed legislation banning future resource projects from employing a 100 per cent FIFO workforce.

First council projects granted QCoast2100 funding

News release: Three Queensland councils have become the first to receive QCoast2100 funding to tackle the effects of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns.

Long Paddock laws fairer on councils

News release: Queensland councils will have more control of the state’s 2.6 million-hectare stock route network – and the revenues generated from grazier fees – under Long Paddock legislation introduced in Parliament.

Tap into ROCs to strengthen regional communities: LGAQ

News release: Greater cooperation between the Federal Government and Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) would be more productive than continuing the Regional Development Australia (RDA) model, the LGAQ says.

State Government shows way on NDRRA funds

News release: Queensland councils will ramp up pressure on the Commonwealth to follow the Palaszczuk Government’s lead and reimburse unpaid plant and equipment costs for disaster recovery works.

New President eyes off era of renewal

News release: New LGAQ President Cr Mark Jamieson has vowed to be an "agent of renewal" over the next four years as he leads the local government sector into an era of innovation.

Investigative series on Oakey water crisis wins prestigious regional journalism prize

News release: A groundbreaking series of investigative reporting on a toxic water contamination crisis affecting the Queensland community of Oakey has earned The Courier-Mail’s Rhian Deutrom the LGAQ Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for excellence in regional journalism.
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