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Waste not, want more

The business of government is never smooth but it should always be pursued with an aspirational eye on the fortunes of future generations.

Trade and Investment MOU to support local economies

Under the MOU, the LGAQ will increase the support provided to councils through training, mentoring and increasing the connectivity between councils and Trade and Investment Queensland.

Indigenous councils gather in show of strength

The meeting was the latest in a series of actions taken by indigenous councils to communicate the devastating impact the funding cut would have on their remote communities.

Federal Budget: Submit your community infrastructure projects

Councils are encouraged to submit community infrastructure projects to ensure Queensland projects are well represented in ALGA's 2018 Federal Budget submission.

Redland City Council takes stand on cyber respect

Redland City Council has taken a public stand against negative online behaviour, launching a #pledgenot2sledge social media campaign - and they're encouraging Qld councils to get involved.

Now is the time to secure a zero waste future

“We know the technology to progress to a true zero waste future now exists. Now is the time to invest in the infrastructure that can make this happen, the LGAQ stands ready to lead change in this area,” Mayor Mark Jamieson, President.

Councils encouraged to supply submissions to Bill by 21 March

Councils are encouraged to provide copies of their submissions to the Local Government Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to the LGAQ by 21 March.

Mother Nature comes calling

Good old mother nature was front and centre in Queensland over the last week with 10 councils disaster declared and 30 activated under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

ROC assembly pushes local issues

Read the communique and hear from the members who attended the Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) held this week in Brisbane.

Fraser Coast councillor to represent local government on waste advisory panel

The LGAQ this week nominated Cr Anne Maddern from Fraser Coast Regional Council to represent local government on a technical advisory panel for the Department of Environment and Science.

Local government key player in biodiversity

In response to the Federal Government's draft Strategy for Nature, the LGAQ has emphasised councils' role in enhancing biodiversity.

Brisbane City Council officially carbon neutral

Brisbane City Council has been certified as a 100% carbon neutral organisation under the Australian Government’s Carbon Neutral Program.

On National Close The Gap Day, an open letter to the Prime Minister

Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Local Government Association of Queensland pays its respects to our great country’s first Peoples.

Wild weather across Queensland : Video update with LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam gives an update on the weather system that has affected one third of Queensland local government areas.

Big 3, big news

It's been a 'RRR' week this last seven days at your Association - Roads, Rates and Rubbish. Find out why in this weekly CEO update from Greg Hallam.

Changes to telco carrier powers

The Minister for Communications and the Arts has released a determination following a lengthy consultation on the powers and immunities afforded to communications carriers.

New data builds benchmarking

A free benchmarking tool enabling councils to analyse and benchmark their performance has been updated to contain information covering the 2016-17 fiscal year. Find out how you can use it in this 5 min read.

Rating masterclass

UPDATE: King & Company Solicitors' much regarded ratings resolution template for every council free of charge IS NOW ONLINE. A rating masterclass will be held at the LGAQ for those looking to refine and update their knowledge of local government rating and associated legislation and legal requirements.

$120 million for water projects in Queensland Indigenous Communities

Nine indigenous communities will benefit from $120 million of state government funding made available to improve water, wastewater and solid waste facilities.

LGAQ announces new digital partnership

The LGAQ has announced a new partnership with leading global digital services provider, Jadu.
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