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Pain of a sunburnt country

Discussion around the ravages of drought across half of the Queensland land mass has been front and centre in the media the last few weeks, as it should.

Riding the plastic free wave

A new pilot project has started in Noosa that focuses around a systematic, source reduction approach to reducing the use of disposable, single-use plastics.

A new waterwaste treatment plant for Bundaberg

Guest piece: Largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Bundaberg Regional Council officially opens.

What role for the CCC in local government?

It is time to tackle the difficult and often thorny issue of the role of the Crime and Corruption Commission in the daily life of Queensland councils.

More flights essential for regional Queensland economy

Improving health, education and tourism outcomes for communities through cheaper and more flights to regional Queensland formed the central discussion at a RAPAD forum this week.

Coming up: State Government Asbestos Workshops

IT IS a requirement of the State Government indemnity that council staff who manage the administration and enforcement of the removal/disposal of domestic asbestos attend and complete this training. Register your interest by 17 August for Brisbane (9/10 October) or Townsville (28/29 November) workshops.

LG Bulletin: Discounting of employee benefits in accordance with AASB119

Advice to local governments of the rates applicable to Commonwealth Government Bonds as at 30 June 2018 for the purpose of discounting employee benefits.

New state of the art facility for Livingstone Shire Council

Guest Piece: Livingstone Shire Council has a new state of the art facility to focus on engagement and education to build resilience in the community.

QRA ready for disaster funding reform

Guest Piece: The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is ready for funding reform.

A fair share of the pie

No level of government in Australia is more constantly reminded than local government of its duty to reflect the aspirations of its community.

Flood Warning Standard Consultation

Guest Piece: The standard is available for industry consultation until 31 August 2018 and you are encouraged to raise any issues, comments, corrections or other feedback.

Council leads residents in best practice recycling trial

The Bundaberg Region is one of two councils selected to participate in a recycling trial to define best practice kerbside recycling processes.

Reminder: apply now for Looking after Country Grants

The program, previously named the Indigenous Land and Sea Grant Program, supports on-ground environmental and cultural heritage projects and encourages collaborative partnerships in looking after country. Closes Friday 10 August 2018 at 5pm.

Container Refund Scheme Information Sessions

You are invited to a series of evening forums from July - September for local community groups and councils across Queensland to answer key questions relating to the scheme. ALSO see the new COEX website. SESSIONS START NEXT WEEK.

Have your say: Biodiversity and Ecosystems draft Climate Adaptation Plan

What key actions are needed to protect our biodiversity from climate change? Comments, clarification and questions are sought by Wednesday 1 August 2018 for an LGAQ submission.

Community Insights survey – Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Ask your community to help QFES improve the way they deliver services to your community - survey closes 26 July, 2018.

Invest local to get global benefits

Our latest innovation roadshow highlights technologies that help solve real problems but can also rectify problems that councils never knew existed.

Hollow homes for natives a council success

The Gold Coast City Council program has produced more than 400 hollows for native wildlife.
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