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Council driven connectivity solutions a winner

Smart and creative solutions like these are what local governments are pushing for to better connect their regions to global marketplaces.

LNP’s road and bridge programs highlight importance of regions

State support for roads and other building projects is vital as a jobs generator and as a means of keeping regional economies competitive.

Bruce Highway Trust a positive first step

We would like to see the idea of the Bruce Highway Trust broadened to include other key highways across the State, especially those that link western Queensland hubs to the coast.

Statement by LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

The LNP’s attack on the highly successful Works for Queensland program is as disappointing as it is unwarranted.

New dams a welcome commitment to secure water supplies

The LNP’s commitment to invest more than $1.3 billion in new dam infrastructure if it wins government on 25 November is welcome news for local councils wanting more attention from the State on water security in regional Queensland.

Councils on a winner with Works for Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan for a $200 million extension of the Works for Queensland program should Labor be returned to government is a welcome recognition that the scheme is one of State’s the most effective regional job generators.

Election 2017: Councils welcome ALP tourism package, continue push for reef funding

The proposed program, part of Labor’s $134 million commitment to boost tourism in regional Queensland, would be targeted at communities with a population of fewer than 100,000.

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.
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