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Time running out for TIDS projects

Funding under the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) is less than 40 percent spent state-wide, with only five months left in the financial year.

Fact file: Managing flying foxes in Qld

Flying foxes don’t know their local government boundaries. That’s one of the key messages driving a renewed push by councils in Queensland calling on the State to recognise that flying-foxes travel large distances across multiple local government jurisdictions.

Qld container refund Scheme extended

The commencement of the Queensland Container Refund Scheme (CRS) has been pushed back until November 1 2018. Here's why.

10 ways your council can get involved in LG Sherlock

From drinking water to graffiti management, the LG Sherlock team has developed more than 50 analytics projects following consultation with councils across the state.

NHVR: Changes to Chain of Responsibility laws

Changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws come into effect 1 July, 2018. And breaches will be considered a criminal offence.

Local councils can bring the world

The new MOU between the LGAQ and Trade and Investment Queensland comes at a time when local councils are receiving more and more attention from the top end of town regarding their key role in regional economic development.

Copyright myths exploded

Exchanging information is critical for councils. Here's the top five most common copyright myths busted.

Support for investment in Australian housing: Have your say

Submit your council perspective to the draft Investment Mandate for the proposed NHFIC: finance to registered community housing providers and grants and finance to support the creation of housing-related infrastructure.

Councils need to matter to Canberra

When you collect 83 percent of all government revenue, it is important that your priorities are dominated by those matters that are important to all Australians.

No reprieve for communities

Murray Darling Basin Plan: Communities in south west Queensland are reeling from the Senate’s disallowance of a Government move to lessen the impact on irrigators.

South Burnett icon remembered

Former Murgon Shire Council chairman and South Burnett icon Bill Roberts has died at age 92.

One Week, three ROCs

Last week, three Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) met to discuss the critical issues impacting their regions.

The reef needs your council's help

The Great Barrier Reef; a $6.4 billion contributor to the national economy, is set to be highlighted and celebrated in 2018 as part of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

Qld Government back to business

The Qld Government had its first sitting week - see which bills were reintroduced for local government.

Welcome role for integrity commissioner

Councillors and mayors will benefit from this valuable policy change by the Government - a change the Association had been pushing for more than a decade.

The fight to be heard

The Federal Government’s looming withdrawal from a vital remote Indigenous housing funding program has prompted the LGAQ to engage in a comprehensive and hard-fought campaign with its member councils.

Time for some fairness from Canberra

The events of this week demonstrate what happens when our federal parliamentarians become too absorbed in their own day-to-day political ambitions.

Grant reform needed for financial security

Grant funding for local governments must be reformed if councils are to achieve financial sustainability.

Renewable energy front and centre

At a forum held earlier this week, the Regional Area Planning and Development Board said their vision is to boost renewable energy and mitigate negative drought impacts.
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