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Election 2017: councils go into bat for infrastructure, child literacy, reef protection

Councils are ideally placed to partner with the government of the day to deliver new jobs and maintain existing jobs across Queensland

Councils welcome new round of building grants

The release of $60 million of grant funding and changes in the administration of the LGGS program would enable councils to better plan for how they will invest the funds.

Queensland local communities to benefit from data analytics

The new LG Sherlock promises to help local councils analyse the huge amounts of data they hold to find innovative ways to save money and become more efficient in serving their communities.

Sally Cripps wins LGAQ regional journalism prize

Sally Cripps is a deserving winner of this award, which is all about using persistence and commitment to the craft of journalism to highlight the issues affecting regional Queensland.

Councils pitch for new directions on funding, essential infrastructure, reef protection

First priority - call for a minimum of $500 million annually for an outcome focused program, building on the successful Works for Queensland model.

Job figures show Works for Queensland is a winner

The LGAQ is encouraging the Government to build on the formula that drove the $400 million Works for Queensland program through introducing funding throughout the entire state.

Councils making ground in digital productivity: report

The 2017 Digital Productivity Report, commissioned by the LGAQ, found that councils were taking a leadership role in ensuring their communities got the most out of the digital economy.

Innovation and data key themes at local government conference

'It’s been estimated that $3 million will be injected into the Gladstone economy as a result of the conference,' said LGAQ President Mark Jamieson.

No evidence developer donations buy favours

'A simple change to the Local Government Act is all that is needed to deal with this issue, not an undemocratic ban on one category of political donations,' - LGAQ President Mayor Mark Jamieson.

LGAQ President Mark Jamieson’s response to Operation Belcarra report

The Local Government Association of Queensland welcomes the CCC report and supports all recommendations except two.
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