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Swing of the National Sword

China no longer wants the world’s contaminated recyclables. So what does this mean for Australia’s 25-year-strong recycling programs?

Vale Glen Shannen

It was with great sadness that we heard the news that Glen Shannen (Hastings Deering - Sales Manager - Government & Construction Equipment) passed away suddenly at home last Friday morning.

A monumental week

I just felt the earth move. In the past 24 hours, the Queensland Government has committed to a zero waste to landfill future, and a waste to energy strategy.

Queensland to act now on waste

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced that they will work together with councils and industry on a zero-waste future.

LGAQ multimedia ramps up

Here at the LGAQ we have an exciting announcement to make! Our new decked out media room is now ready and operational!

Rating masterclass resources now available

A suite of resources is now available from the recent rating masterclass that was held for those looking to refine and update their knowledge of local government rating.

Have your say on mental health services in rural and remote Australia

The LGAQ is seeking input into the Senate referred inquiry and report into the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.

Have your say on regional inequality

The Senate Economics Reference Committee is seeking submissions to the Senate referred inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia.

CEO Column: A blitz of Western Queensland

Across this week and the next, the LGAQ and Peak Services will have had a dozen staff – including the President – visit nine councils in Western Queensland

LGAQ heads to Dirt 'n' Dust

The LGAQ are heading to the Dirt 'n' Dust Festival this weekend in Julia Creek to volunteer, run, cycle (and gasp) their way through the triathlon, spend some time in the community and facilitate Elected Member Updates (EMUs).

Mobility and Money

Sarah Quinlan - Mastercard Vice President and keynote speaker at the LGAQ Future Cities Summit, knows that when it comes to mobility and money - data is priceless.

Registrations now open for Q Coast forum

Registrations are now open for the 4th QCoast2100 Knowledge & Information Sharing Forum on Thursday 24th of May 2018 in Brisbane.

Natural Disaster Resilience Program 2017-18

The 2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) is now open for funding until 27 April.

ABC Drive talks Beyond Belcarra

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam spoke to Steve Austin last night about Belcarra, the CCC and Queensland councils' plans for moving Beyond Belcarra.

Investing in Queensland

LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson: 'This year’s Federal Budget provides a great opportunity for local governments to ensure the communities they represent receive their fair share of support from Canberra.'

Let the arm twisting begin

Bread and butter issues this week at Local Government House with both the LGAQ Rating Masterclass and our State Government Budget submission.

Tell us what you think: Office of the Ombudsman

A strategic review of the Office of the Queensland Ombudsman will give councils their say in its effectiveness and operation.

Happy Anniversary to you from the LGAQ

It’s time to celebrate a very special anniversary for all our elected members across Queensland.

Lockyer Valley rises to the top

Through sheer grit, determination and strong partnerships, the Lockyer Valley community is not only got back on its feet since the flood events of 2011 and 2013- it is flourishing

Reducing the toll on Queensland's roads

Road fatalities and injuries in Queensland communities could be further reduced if further emphasis was put on local roads, say the LGAQ.
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