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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.

Issues paper informing review of councillor complaints process

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Councillor Complaints Review: Your input sought into preparation of an issues paper by May 30.

Remodelling of Transport Noise Corridors under the Building Act 1975

CONSULTATION REQUEST | Have your say on the new draft transport noise corridors for state-controlled roads: Submissions close 5pm, 26 May 2016

Review of the Regulation of Waste Related Activities

CONSULTATION REQUEST | LGAQ is inviting comment on the preliminary draft framework for the review of the Waste Related Environmentally Relevant activities. Comments due by 27 April 2016.

Help Shape Queensland’s Housing Strategy

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Sustainable communities, housing affordability and a responsive housing system are the key themes in the State’s housing discussion paper. The LGAQ is seeking feedback to inform our submission to the Government.

Ergon Energy Street Lighting Minimum Service Levels: opportunity to comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST | LGAQ is inviting comment on Ergon Energy’s draft service charter that outlines the services covered by the Alternate Control Service (ACS) charges. Comments due by 29 April 2016

Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill out for comment

CONSULTATION REQUEST | LGAQ is seeking local government input to its submission via Teleconference on 30 March or in writing by 13 April.

Disaster Management Offers of Assistance Policy and Guidelines: how will they affect you?

CONSULTATION REQUEST: You are invited to consider the impact of these documents and their affects to your council and local disaster management operational activities. Have your SAY!

Comments sought on draft Protecting Aviation Facilities Guideline

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Feedback is sought on the draft Guideline created to formalise existing communication arrangements and provide guidance to land use planners by Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Why we need more women to run for local government

Councillor Fiona Gaske makes a compelling case for more women to become elected members.

2016 RADF guideline: Consult on draft guidelines

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Arts Queensland is currently consulting with local councils on draft guidelines for the 2016-17 RADF fund. Feedback due by Friday 4 March 2016

Cruel ‘puppy farms’: how will proposed legislative changes impact on local government?

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Contribute to the LGAQ submission. Also, LIVE public hearing broadcast today, Wednesday 24 February.

Qld Community Services Jobs, Skills and Industry Strategy 2025: have your say

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Local government is well positioned to understand local opportunities, partnerships and strengths - the involvement of councils will ensure the strategy reflects this, and that this growing workforce can continue to deliver effective services that are sustainable at a local level. Closes 20 January 2016

Economic Development Act 2012: Amendments proposed

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Amendments proposed as part of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Bill 2015 appear to further diminish local governments’ role in land-use planning and decision-making. We urge you to provide feedback on this matter.

Body Corporate and Community Management Act: LGAQ Submission

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Our submission will focus on long-held member concerns about the sale of land process for overdue rates recovery where unpaid body corporate contributions exceed the value of the sale proceeds. Have your say - feedback required by 12 February 2016.

Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Bill 2015 has been introduced into the Queensland Parliament. Councils are invited to make submissions to the Parliamentary Committee until Monday, 1 February 2016.

URGENT UPDATE: Legislative Amendments Proposed to Further Reduce Smoking

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The closing date for all submissions has changed from Monday, 4 January 2016 and is now 5pm Friday, 11 December 2015.

Legislative Amendments Proposed to Further Reduce Smoking: your feedback is welcomed

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Among other objectives, the Bill proposes to empower local government to make laws banning smoking at any outdoor public place not covered by State smoking laws. Your feedback is welcomed for an LGAQ submission - due Wednesday 9 December 2015.

Parliamentary Committee Calls for Submissions on Planning Bills: we want your input

CONSULTATION REQUEST: In order to ensure our messaging remains in-line with our members views, the LGAQ is graciously seeking council feedback on or before 24 December 2015.

Queensland Draft State Infrastructure Plan: submissions close 4 December

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Councils wishing to make a submission might focus on projects identified to consider whether these reasonably reflect the priority infrastructure needs for their communities and regions. Local government are invited to forward suggestions on issues and content for the LGAQ submission to be made on behalf of councils by 27 November.
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