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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.

Get Ready Qld - are you ready?

Councils are required to provide a list of planned activities for the Get Ready 2017-18 financial year to the QRA by 29 September 2017. Get Ready Week 8-15 October, 2017.

More Works for Queensland projects announced

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the next round of projects to be funded under round two of the Works for Queensland program.

Premier touts triumphs

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk laid out her Government’s achievements this week in Brisbane at the annual CEDA State of the State address.

Nudging toward a solution

Behavioural economics, choice architecture, nudge theory. The lexicon of academia can sound a little daunting. Doubly so to those in local government whose work to better service their community does not allow...

QCoast2100 Forum #3 coming up soon!

Don't miss this great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Hear from industry experts and council representatives on their CHAS journeys. Registrations close Friday, 13 October 2017.

Attention Councillors!

Have you registered to attend one of the four elected member training sessions at this year’s Conference? Courses will be run on 16 October, Gladstone.

New award pay rates

Details of the new rates as prescribed in the award can be found in the LG Online on-line Award Service. Effective from 01 September 2017.

Cross-border waste under microscope

The LGAQ is seeking input into a submission and encourages all councils in line for potential impacts to have their say. The investigation would examine incentives for movement of waste and consider the case for reform.

How best to fund libraries

The LGAQ is calling for grants to public libraries to be calculated using information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics rather than Census data - ABS estimate of Queensland’s resident population is 140,000 more than the figure recorded by the Census.

Fraser Coast gets climate change funding

Local governments work together to identify practical solutions that will help coastal communities prepare for storm tide flooding, coastal erosion and sea level rise.

From the city to the bush

Qld councils have cited the job and regional economic impacts of having a more decentralised approach to locating Australian Public Service offices.

Register now for tomorrow's Dog Breeder Laws webinar

Biosecurity Queensland invites local government officers to an online information sharing session about recent dog breeder registration laws.

Small towns, big plans in South West

From geothermal power in Thargomindah, to a 24-hour gym to support mental health in Quilpie, the communities of Queensland's South West are proof of the power of an entrepreneurial spirit.

Indigenous funding increased and streamlined

The Palaszczuk Government has increased the State Government Financial Aid program (SGFA) by $3.4 million and streamlined the allocation and payment system.

FIFO bill passed

A bill banning 100% fly in fly out workers on large mining resource projects passed with bipartisan support in the Queensland Parliament last week.

Mayors to attend Asia Pacific Cities Summit

Mayors and other local government leaders from urban areas across Queensland will travel to Brisbane’s sister city Daejeon, South Korea, to take part in this year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit.

Mayors attend briefing on bulk water pricing

Representatives from 17 councils, including 10 mayors, attended a briefing on bulk water pricing by SunWater last week.
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