The Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs is changing after the 2020 state election and this website will be updated soon. Read more about the new Ministerial portfolios and departmental Directors-General.
The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the number of women in senior executive positions in local government, both elected representatives and employees.
With over 100 events held across Queensland the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Month has well-achieved its aim and reached new audiences to help promote the state’s vibrant cultural diversity.
The department remains strong in its commitment to supporting show societies in cities, towns and across regional and remote areas of Queensland.
What connects a new reptile enclosure at the Rockhampton Zoo, a new mini golf facility in Warwick and a bird hide in Tin Can Bay?
Water security, new airport facilities and parks and playground upgrades are just some of the 81 approved projects in the $58.5 million 2019–21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
The racing industry plays an important role in local communities by bringing the community together and strengthening towns and cities as tourist destinations.
Indigenous councils are benefiting from the roll out of the $120 million Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program.
The department is currently working with ‘Welcoming Cities’ to support interested regional councils in their efforts to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible for refugees and migrants.
The department is continuing to work closely with councils through training and information sessions, providing the most up to date information on legislation changes and capacity building.
The positive impact of the popular Works for Queensland Program is being felt across Queensland.
The Queensland Government is committed to developing a new model for grant funding to councils.
The new Quilpie Airport terminal and refueling facility is ready to take off as a gateway to the unique Channel Country of south west Queensland.
After receiving the 2016-17 W4Q funding, the council went full steam ahead to undertake 28 projects to significantly improve community assets in the towns of Goondiwindi, Texas and Inglewood.
Southern Downs Regional Council and the department have joined forces to upgrade Morgan Park to international standards with preparations well underway for the 2019 World Cup.
Queensland's agricultural shows are a serious business for community groups throughout the state that rely on their profits and goodwill programs to help enrich the lives of local residents.
With the backing of $2.6 million in state government funding, 15 young Palm Islanders are currently working on two important projects designed to improve community space, support tourism growth, improve health and safety and create new employment opportunities.
Twenty-two-year old Chloe Twidale has chosen a career in which she will have a major influence on how we live, work and play in cities and towns in the future.
Nearly 25 years after the High Court recognised the native title rights of Torres Strait Islander Eddie Mabo, locals continue to take ground-breaking steps in the areas of home and land ownership and the protection of their unique cultural heritage.
Emergency workers, community organisations and charity groups converged on Brisbane's Reddacliff Place to remind us to get ready and prepare for the state's annual storm and cyclone season.
In the massive clean-up after Cyclone Yasi unleashed its fury on Townsville in 2011, John Wilson and Mike McCloskey and their fellow Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village residents decided they would be more than ready next time.
Over many decades, former Belyando Shire Councillor, Bill Faint, has seen firsthand the benefits of local communities, councils and state governments working together to support community events like the Clermont Show, now in its 148th year.
The Yeppoon and District Show Society prides itself on never shutting the gates to its showgrounds.
The first phase of consultation for Shaping SEQ attracted a total of 1248 great ideas via the department's website as well as through direct contact with the public over a six-week period.
Jess Wild's ongoing efforts to support the Maleny Show Society were recognised at this year's Queensland Show Awards where she won the inaugural award for outstanding contribution by an individual for the Small Farmers Tent program.
The Brisbane architecture firm that beat an international field to help the Queensland Government rebuild the terminals after the devastating 2011 floods has won a prestigious architecture award for the design.
Presentation of the 2016 Minister's Town Planning Prize at the launch of the Planning Institute of Australia's Awards for Planning Excellence 2016 was held on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at Parliament House.
Last updated: Monday, Nov 30, 2020