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Qld Tourism and Transport Strategy: discussion paper for consultation

CONSULTATION REQUEST: Industry, local government and RTO input are crucial - you can have your say by reading the discussion paper and providing comment. Closes 23 November 2015.

New Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Bill: open for comment until 27 October 2015

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The consultation questions ask for feedback about some specific aspects of the proposed regulatory regime as well as the Bill itself.

Emissions Reduction Fund Update - Safeguard Mechanism Public Consultation

CONSULTATION: Public comment is invited by the Department of Environment on the Draft National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015

Feedback welcomed on Draft Planning Legislation

CONSULTATION: It is our intention to review the full suite of legislation and, in consultation with the LGAQ's Planning Reform Reference Group and Infrastructure Charges Think Tank, prepare a submission to comprehensively reflect the views of local government in our response.

Neighbourhood disputes: tree keeping and QCAT orders

CONSULTATION REQUEST: The Queensland Law Reform Commission would like to obtain further information about various matters which have a bearing on local governments - particularly tree keeping and related orders from QCAT

Gender balance in ALGWA Qld president's sights

As the recently elected Queensland president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA), Ms Hersant wants to ensure more females...

Local Laws Forum

CONSULTATION REQUEST: In preparation for the Local Laws Forum on 26 October 2015, LGAQ is asking Local Laws Officers to provide specific examples of where they have encountered issues with operational activities or legislation. Please provide responses by 25 October 2015.

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.
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