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Inquiry into the impacts of invasive plants (weeds) and their control in Queensland

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The LGAQ is seeking input from councils for a submission to an inquiry into the impacts of invasive plants (weeds) and their control in Queensland.

Have your say on Queensland climate change strategy

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The deadline for public feedback on the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy Directions has been extended to 9 January 2017.

LGAQ welcomes open mind to road user charging

Councils will be cautiously encouraged by the Commonwealth’s plan to investigate the benefits of road user charging, which could ease the financial pressure on local governments.

Northern exposure for local government

A production crew is documenting the dedication of Queensland local governments as part of the second instalment of the Better Councils, Better Communities campaign.

More of the "Planning Puzzle" available for Comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The State planning instruments have been reviewed by the Government and are now open for public consultation.

Summit secures big-name speakers

A water efficiency expert from California and a chief economist from an Australian Big Four bank will headline next year’s Local Government Financial Sustainability Summit in Cairns.

Projects spur regional economies

More than 50 Queensland infrastructure projects will receive about $80 million under Round 2 of the Building Our Regions program and attract a further $117.6 million from councils and other funding bodies.

EMU SETS SIGHTS ON REGIONAL COLLABORATION

The LGAQ’s annual Elected Member Update program (EMU) will be staged in regional hubs next year in recognition of the increasing importance of local government collaboration.

Katter joins NDRRA payment fight

Federal MP Bob Katter will pressure the Commonwealth to release $8 million of disaster funding it owes Queensland councils.

New Advisory group chair takes seat

Toowoomba Regional Councillor Nancy Sommerfield has been appointed chair of the LGAQ's new Waste and Environmental Health Advisory Group.

Stock Route Network Management Bill 2016 out for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Comments invited from local government on proposed new stock route management laws.

Draft Development Assessment Rules again open for comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Submissions on the Development Assessment Rules, a statutory instrument that exists as the Minister’s rules for the development assessment process in Queensland, are now open. Close December 19 2016.

Consultation now open on Property Law Review Report on Lot Entitlements

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Have your say on possible changes to the current laws for apportioning costs in community titles schemes related to a QUT review of Queensland’s property laws for the Queensland Government. Submissions close 23rd December 2016.

Toowoomba congress to drive roads agenda

A national roads congress hosted by Toowoomba Regional Council is set to focus on the value of strong regional and local collaboration and its connection to Australia’s economic competitiveness.

Telco boss commits to statewide investment

Telstra chief executive officer Andy Penn used his keynote speech at the LGAQ Annual Conference on the Gold Coast to commit to Queensland councils, particularly remote communities.

Queensland's planned approach to minimise climate change impacts - open for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The Queensland Government is seeking your feedback to help inform the development of the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Getting ready for a global shake-up

Global upheaval and its effect on Queensland councils will dominate discussion at the LGAQ’s 120th Annual Conference on the Gold Coast.

The Hoffman Decades

As he prepares to take a step back, Queensland local government luminary Greg Hoffman reflects on a stellar 50-year career.

Ditched referendum scarred councils: minister

Local government suffered some “scarring” as a result of the ditched referendum to recognise the sector in the Australian Constitution, according to Minister Matt Canavan.
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