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Training program a winner

Local councils investing in the First Start training program are confident they can surpass the success rates of almost 80 percent that the program has already achieved.

A Response to Belcarra

No other level of government has been more proactive in giving practical effect to the principles of transparency and openness than local councils in Queensland.

Six local councils receive robotics grants

Six councils from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast have been awarded FIRST LEGO League robotics grants.

What's up for debate at Annual Conference?

A snapshot of some of the key motions up for discussion at this year's Annual Conference in Gladstone, 16-18 October.

Register now: Media and Communications Forum 16 Oct

Final line-up released: Hear from the executive producer of the ABC's War On Waste, through to the editorial director of News Corp's Australian Regional Media.

Delegations Register Update 2017/09

The latest review of the Delegations Register is available in LG Online. This includes 1 new register, 1 delegation removed, 35 changed registers and 35 updated to new reprint only.

Vale Butch Lenton

'He will be remembered for a lot of things but his most lasting legacy will be the memory of a thoroughly decent human being,' - LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson.

Top Things You Need To Know About LGAQ’s Annual Conference In Gladstone

Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hat - here are the things to remember as you make your way to the 2017 LGAQ Annual Conference.

Blazing the Trail: Garage Sale Trail founder shares grassroots campaign insights

What began as a local grassroots initiative in Bondi Beach during 2010, Garage Sale Trail has grown into a truly national movement supported by 150 councils Australia-wide.

$5 million Diamantina road upgrade officially open

A $5 million upgrade of the Diamantina Developmental Road between Bedourie and Boulia in far west Queensland is officially open.

Water forum to showcase tech-savvy growers

The upcoming Burdekin Water Forum will delve into cutting edge technology used in irrigated farming around Australia.

Airbnbs up for debate

Online short-term accommodation hosting sites like Airbnb will be up for debate at this year’s LGAQ Annual Conference as councils seek clearer policy around their community impact and current rates charges.

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience: Open for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Have your say on the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

Limits proposed on waste dumping

The LGAQ has proposed imposing limits on the distance commercial waste could travel before it was dumped or recycled as a way of dealing with the huge jump in interstate waste being transported across the Queensland border.

National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation: Consultation Paper

Have your say on the establishment of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation.

CONSULTATION: Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy

Consultation is due to commence on development of the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy.

NDRRA disaster funding news

As a result of representations made by councils, the LGAQ and the QRA, the Commonwealth has provided the QRA with some clarifications that address some common questions previously raised by councils.

Meet with Min. Furner at Annual Conference

Have something to discuss with the Local Government Minister? Make an appointment to meet with him at Annual Conference.

Trading on a first

The LGAQ has appointed Paul Cranch as a Senior Trade and Investment Advisor. In a first for the LGAQ, Paul will work to improve trade and investment attraction strategies for councils and their regions.
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