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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.

Looking forward to disruption

Urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood explains why local governments should brace for a “tsunami of change” and why Pokémon GO is a metaphor for our future cities.

Penn signs on as LGAQ keynote speaker

Telstra chief executive officer Andrew Penn will deliver a landmark speech about Smart Communities at the LGAQ Annual Conference.

Drone experts have a field day

New regulations that make it easier to use drones under 2kg for commercial work will require diligence to reduce risk, experts warn.


Here’s a unique debate process steeped in history – our own. Check out how and why Queensland councils vote at our Annual Conference each year.

Public consultation on the National Landcare Programme Review

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The Federal Government is undertaking a review of the delivery arrangements for the National Landcare Programme.

Have your say on the proposed Queensland Housing Code and Reconfiguring a Lot Code

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The LGAQ is encouraging review of a draft Queensland Housing Code, anticipated to replace parts of the Queensland Development Code, and a draft Model Reconfiguring a Lot Code.

Review of the TMR/LGAQ Cost Sharing Agreement

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Feedback from councils is sought for a review of a cost-sharing agreement between Transport and Main Roads and the LGAQ.

Deadline extended for climate change feedback

The State Government has extended the deadline for public feedback on its climate change discussion paper to 2 September 2016.

LGAQ seeks your feedback on the Interim [Planning] Minister's Guidelines and Rules

CONSULTATION REQUEST | LGAQ is inviting comment on the interim (Planning) Minister's Guidelines and Rules. Your feedback is welcome until Friday 26 August

Fish Habitat Area Code of Practice Review – Consultation Deadline Extended

CONSULTATION REQUEST | The deadline for a review of the Fish Habitat Area Code of Practice has been extended.

Queensland State Budget 2016-17

Circular | FOR INFORMATION 2016-013. The 2016-17 State Budget includes welcome boosts to a range of funding programs of interest to local government.

LGAQ launches federal election policy plan

Circular | FOR INFORMATION 2016-012: The LGAQ has released the 2016 Federal Election Local Government Policy Plan, along with material that councils can use to support the plan.
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