Join us at #LGAQ2019
We're taking it to the streets this year! Annual conference is coming up soon so checkout the program to find out more. Cairns 14-16 October.
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Councils rising above the floods
People in this beautiful part of Australia generally don’t like to make a fuss, and quite frankly, from what I’ve witnessed, neither do the mayors and councillors.
KIM SKUBRIS REFLECTS ON A TRIP TO NW QLD
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Proud to be your council
Meet real-life council heroes, performing the daily jobs that keep our communities safe, happy and healthy.
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Little public support for change
More than 70 percent of Queenslanders are happy with how they elect their local council.
Vital funding push
Communities deserve a much better deal from Canberra to properly fund local infrastructure and facilities such as libraries, parks and roads.
UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE
To the heart of the west
The Outback can have a profound effect on all those who travel there
Touching base in the north
Quite a strong LGAQ presence in the State’s north this week with the entire Policy Executive meeting on Thursday Island in the Torres Shire senior staff attending the Northern Alliance of Councils at Bowen.
Queensland Freight Action Plan workshops
A series of freight action workshops will be conducted across the state from August 19 - September 11 in response to the Queensland Freight Strategy.
The infrastructure cliff
A major report released by Infrastructure Australia today shows that Queensland has major infrastructure challenges - including water and sewerage - so what can be done?
COAG leaders agree to ban the export of recyclable waste
At a recent meeting, COAG agreed Australia should establish a timeline to ban certain waste products.
Apply now: Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program
Applications are now open for the Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program that provides $2 million in funding to councils over two years to monitor, act on and prevent illegal dumping activities.
Have your say: Senate Inquiry into Northern Australia Agenda
The LGAQ will be making a submission the Senate Select Committee on the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda.
Backing a winner in the bush
What hasn’t been said about the iconic nature of the Australian bush and the great enduring connection so many of us have with that part of our nation?
Is electronic voting our future?
While working at the recent Federal election, I wondered why Australia hadn’t moved to electronic voting
Councils combine to combat water crisis
Families are the focus of an innovative response to the drought crisis facing the Southern and Western Downs local government areas, as well as Toowoomba, South Burnett and Goondiwindi.
Taking a whole of life view on asset management
Working to improve the financial performance of public assets is a challenge that can be accepted, and risen to, right now.
How libraries help communities thrive
Distracting children during a natural disaster or helping to preserve near-extinct Indigenous languages is all part of the sometimes-surprising work of public libraries.
Queensland councils to benefit from Blockie win
Queensland councils are well and truly in the box seat to make the most of cutting edge Blockchain technology after winning a prestigious industry award.
Annual Conference program and registration are here!
Checkout a great line-up of speakers and sessions. The program, online registration, accommodation booking and early bird prices all available now. Cairns 14-16 October, 2019.
Making the Waste Levy work for councils
There has been considerable debate surrounded the introduction of the Queensland waste levy, it’s amount, its timing, the levy zone and the impact on ratepayers.
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