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Registrations for the 121st LGAQ Annual Conference are now open

Circular: 2017-17 | FOR ACTION: Held annually in October, the LGAQ Annual Conference is an important opportunity for local governments to gather and debate matters of importance to Queensland communities.

Austroads Survey: Road Assets

Austroads is conducting a survey to better understand practices in preparing financial statements for road infrastructure assets.

Public Library Grant Methodology: Open for Consultation

Have your say on the future funding of Qld libraries! Submissions close 15 September 2017.

Call for PM to come back to cyclone regions

In response to the Federal Government’s refusal to fully fund disaster assistance, Premier Palaszczuk and several Queensland mayors have called on the Turnbull Government to visit the areas affected by severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Campaign on water security

A new campaign has been launched by the Queensland Water Directorate and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) to show Queensland communities how to manage water in all seasons.

New building pipeline released

Building Queensland has released a report proposing 23 infrastructure proposals the organisation says should be top priority for the Queensland Government.

$5 million for sports facilities in remote Indigenous communities

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni has announced a $5 million program to upgrade indoor sport and recreation facilities in remote indigenous communities.

Douglas Shire recognised as leader in adapting to climate change

11/07/2017 Douglas Shire has become the first Council in Queensland to complete the first two phases of a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) under the State Government QCoast 2100 program.

National Energy Summit draws strong local government presence

A National Energy Summit hosted in Toowoomba this week attracted several local government leaders for a discussion on the future of the nation’s energy supply.

Aurukun women tell their story through art

Aurukun women are sharing their stories of country at a KickArts exhibition opening in Cairns this week, as part of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) satellite program until 5 August.

RAPAD paves for the way for digital communications

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board continues to show the way in engaging its community in the importance of digital communications to qualities such as community liveability and attracting and retaining residents.

LGAQ warns against delay on stock routes reform

The LGAQ is concerned that another delay in stock route management reform would mean the issue remains off the policy agenda for several years, to the detriment of Queensland ratepayers.

Parliament to vote on FIFO ban

A long battle by local councils in resource areas of Queensland may be coming to an end as parliament is set to vote next month on legislation proposing to ban 100 percent fly in fly out mining work forces.

QLD Farmers Federation praises SEQ Councils

Rural lobby group the Queensland Farmers’ Federation has praised southeast Queensland councils for their “collaborative approach” to ensuring communities and local farming businesses grow more resilient in the face of natural disasters.

From communication to action at 2017 LGAQ Media and Communications Forum

What does it take to inspire action? This year’s Media and Communications Forum will cut to the core of how to inspire action through creative communications.

QCoast2100 funds more coastal councils to prepare for climate change

The QCoast2100 initiative will assist another two councils in preparing for coastal hazards as a result of climate change, taking the total number of local governments in the program to 17.

How to: social media for public officers

The Queensland State Government has released a practical guide on social media use for those working in the public sector.

Lockhart River’s transition to solar

A partnership between the state government, Ergon energy and Lockhart River Council will see the a portion of the community’s power, normally supplied by diesel generators, soon coming from a 200 kilowatt rooftop solar farm.

LGAQ opposes development assessment panels

The LGAQ has reiterated local councils’ opposition to any move to introduce development assessment panels in Queensland following news that the NSW Government may seek to install mandatory panels in that state to determine high value development applications.

Have your say on a proposed new framework for classifying waste

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Have your say on a new risk-based framework for classifying waste and waste management.
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