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Disaster Recovery Coordinators appointed. Access help and support, or donate to help those affected.
Following assent of the Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (LGOLA Act 2012) and approval of associated regulation changes, a full review of this website is underway.
The De-amalgamation Transfer Methodology publication is designed to provide further advice and direction to the transfer manager and transfer committee on the de-amalgamation process and should be read in conjunction with the Local Government (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013.
The Queensland Government and the Local Government Association of Queensland, on behalf of Queensland local governments, signed a Partners in Government agreement on 4 July 2012. The agreement details the key principles underlying the relationship between the state and local government and establishes an on-going process of negotiation and engagement.
On Friday 1 February 2013, the Premier announced changed ministerial responsibilities to ensure continued momentum and a focus on recovery following the devastating impacts of ex tropical cyclone Oswald on many Queensland communities.
Following the Administrative Arrangements Amendment Order (No.1) 2013 issued on Monday, 4 February 2013, the former Department of Local Government is now the Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience. This website will be updated in coming weeks to reflect the new department's changing priorities.
How the local government system works in Queensland, council services, what mayors and councillors do, rates and land valuations, and how your council is accountable to the community.
Need to contact your local council? Check our directory for locality maps and contact details for Queensland’s 73 local governments.
The tribunal is an independent entity with the responsibility for determining councillor remuneration and assessing complaints made about councillor behaviour.
The department administers a number of grants and subsidies programs for Queensland councils and show societies.