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Waste related Environmental Relevant Activities (ERAs) open for council comment by 11 September 2015

CONSULTATION REQUEST: EHP has advised they have published 2 waste review papersf or public consultation and comment. Both consultations will remain open until 11 September 2015.

STANDING ON OUR OWN TWO FEET – BUSH COUNCILS CONVENTION 2015

Reccurring issues now have new solutions, new technology and new business models. The way of thinking has changed – we can’t always rely on government, and we need to stand on our own two feet...

What the LGAQ expects from the State Budget

Roads and infrastructure funding top the list of priorities for the LGAQ as it gears up for the 14 July State Budget.

Review of the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011: Discussion Paper released for comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Commission has released a discussion paper inviting submissions on the issues raised in the review. Council are requested to provide comment and/or submissions to the LGAQ by 6 August 2015

Proposed changes to the Coastal Management District

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Public comment invited on new Coastal Management District boundary. Submissions are due 5pm on Wednesday 9 September 2015.

Queensland Biosecurity Capability Review: Have your say

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Independent panel to review Queensland’s biosecurity capability, closing 31 July 2015.

Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC): statutory review

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Member input sought by 17 July 2015 into a statutory review of the CCC

Planning and Development Legislation: referred to Committee

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Councils are invited to make a submission on the Planning and Development (Planning for Prosperity) Bill 2015. Submissions close at 4.00pm on Monday, 13 July 2015.

Queensland Port Legislation Re-introduced into Parliament

CONSULTATION REQUEST: All members with coastal, marine, or port infrastructure are encouraged to consider this Bill. Submissions close 4:00 pm Thursday, 2 July 2015

Draft General Guide - Queensland Environmental Offsets Policy

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Councils are invited to provide feedback on the updated draft offsets framework General Guide by 5 June 2015.

Rating powers and valuation of land: Valuer-General consideration of 2014 LGAQ Annual Conference resolutions

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Comments are invited on two 2014 LGAQ Annual Conference resolutions: separate valuations for the different uses in mixed use developments and change in criteria for qualification for farming concession. Please forward any comments by COB - 15 June 2015.

Public comments sought on the Draft Varied Threat Abatement Plans for Feral Cats and Feral Pigs

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The LGAQ will liaise with the Queensland State Government regarding local government concerns. Please forward any comments by COB - 29 May 2015.

LGAQ Federation and Taxation Reform Discussion Paper 2015: your feedback sought

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Discussion Paper was released at the LGAQ Finance Summit on 22 April for member comment - feedback is sought by 30 June. ALSO your feedback is invited for a draft submission re the Taxation Discussion Paper by 22 May.

Competition Policy Review: Final Report released for comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Planning and zoning regulation has emerged as a key issue for local government in the Report. Comments for inclusion in the LGAQ submission should be sent no later than 22 May 2015.

The future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia – call for submissions

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee is calling for submissions by 30 April 2015. Council that which to contribute to the LGAQ submission please forward content by 27 APRIL

Emissions Reduction Fund Information Session

CONSULTATION | State Government Request: The Department of Environment will be holding workshops and information sessions on the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) for interest organisations on 29 January 2015, all local governments are encouraged to participate.
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