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DateRelease description
22/09/2020 Increased funding to help Indigenous councils deliver for their communities
21/08/2020 Applications open to share in million-dollar multicultural events funding
13/03/2020 Coronavirus tops agenda at multicultural affairs forum
04/03/2020 Regional Queensland to become even more welcoming for migrants
25/01/2020 Look out for Bunya Mountains lookout improvements
15/01/2020 $1.3 million Queens Park upgrade officially opened
04/12/2019 Stanthorpe water infrastructure projects flowing to make an impact and support jobs
13/11/2019 Celebrating Queensland’s diversity with more multicultural events in 2020
05/11/2019 Mandatory training for all council candidates now live online
01/10/2019 New Local Government Remuneration Commission chair announced
28/09/2019 A new chapter opens for Wondai administration building and library
25/09/2019 Local government grant applications just became a whole lot easier
12/09/2019 Grants to help Indigenous councils deliver for their communities
12/09/2019 Trio of Queensland towns prepare welcoming committees
06/09/2019 Saturday in the park a cinch with Townsville upgrades
06/09/2019 Sky Racing set to broadcast Birdsville
05/09/2019 Palm Island council moving forward with greater transparency for the community
02/09/2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards winners announced
28/08/2019 Last drinks for Pub Choir’s Love You Queensland Tour
27/08/2019 Hit, push, pass – New Rocky hockey field to welcome the world
20/08/2019 Palaszczuk Government and LGAQ continue Partners in Government Agreement
06/08/2019 Queensland’s new Multicultural Advisory Council members announced
01/08/2019 Multicultural Queensland Month celebrates our state’s diversity
24/06/2019 Finalists announced for Multicultural Queensland Awards
19/06/2019 Fraser Coast alive with projects thanks to State Government grants
17/06/2019 Applications open for multicultural events funding
04/06/2019 Queensland’s newest Multicultural Ambassadors announced
31/05/2019 New Rosewood Library set to be a page turner
22/05/2019 Queensland Councils share in more than $58.5 million worth of jobs-supporting infrastructure grants
16/05/2019 Almost 500 new Works for Queensland projects announced
02/05/2019 Logan City Council dismissed as Interim Administrator appointed
01/05/2019 Candidate training, real time donation disclosures for Local Government
15/04/2019 Palaszczuk Government delivers $375,000 boost for multicultural projects
12/04/2019 WWI diggers honoured with March of the Dungarees memorial in Warwick
08/04/2019 Giddyup for Kilkivan Equestrian Centre with $1 million State Government grant
25/03/2019 Nominations open for 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards
12/03/2019 Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk project on the path to completion
05/03/2019 Local Government reform on the agenda
13/02/2019 Works for Queensland supports 13,000 jobs, with extra $200 million up for grabs
04/02/2019 Nominations open to join the Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council
11/01/2019 $58 million in Council infrastructure grants and subsidies up for grabs
04/01/2019 Year of the Pig headed for Bundaberg with Chinese New Year Celebrations
04/01/2019 Bert Hinkler’s memory comes alive through Works for Queensland
04/01/2019 More security for Bundaberg residents with 4WD flood evacuation tracks
06/12/2018 $1.3 million to celebrate Queensland multicultural events in 2019
05/11/2018 Grants up to $40,000 for projects to Celebrate Multicultural Queensland
25/10/2018 New $15 million Cherbourg wastewater treatment plant opens
18/10/2018 $600 million Works for Queensland program supports 12,000 regional jobs
26/09/2018 Works for Queensland works for Texas
26/09/2018 Works for Queensland works for Goondiwindi cultural centre
25/09/2018 Dalby’s Knowles Pavilion ready for its starring role
21/09/2018 Vital stormwater infrastructure officially opened
03/09/2018 Kowanyama’s new road and construction unit to fill a hole
02/09/2018 Birdsville races raise $50,000 for Drought Appeal
31/08/2018 $5 million funding ensures councils are waste levy ready
22/08/2018 Planning and economic development expert appointed Ipswich Interim Administrator
21/08/2018 Ipswich City Council integrity crisis prompts appointment of Administrator
17/08/2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards recognise outstanding achievers
12/08/2018 Multiculturalism shines on the Gold Coast
08/08/2018 Grant applications now open for more multicultural events and festivals
04/08/2018 Jockeys in the spotlight on Multicultural Race Day
01/08/2018 Celebrate diversity in Queensland Multicultural Month
25/07/2018 Nationwide search for head of new Councillor complaints body
20/07/2018 Brisbane Lions kick off Queensland Multicultural Month
17/07/2018 Ipswich City Council dismissal legislation referred to parliamentary committee
04/07/2018 Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal appointments
30/06/2018 $190,000 boost to keep Cairns walkers on track
29/06/2018 $250,000 boost to make Mapoon better prepared to face natural disasters
28/06/2018 New bus drives better access for Napranum
24/06/2018 Hinchliffe officially opens Roma bore water project
22/06/2018 New park will have kids floating in Ayr
15/06/2018 $16 million to fund water upgrades in Kowanyama and Mapoon
12/06/2018 State Budget locks in local government reform, extra country racing support and multicultural funding boost
12/06/2018 State Budget delivers record funding for Multicultural Affairs
12/06/2018 State Budget delivers bonanza for country racing
12/06/2018 $200 million Works for Queensland Budget boost a huge win for regional jobs
11/06/2018 $12 million State Budget boost for Torres Shire water infrastructure
08/06/2018 $300,000 funding boost for multicultural projects
29/05/2018 US expert joins Minister to inspect potential Bundaberg East levee site
29/05/2018 Hinchliffe books an inspection at the Noosaville Library
23/05/2018 Bowen – beautiful one day, even more beautiful the next
17/05/2018 Belcarra reforms herald new era of Local Government accountability
06/05/2018 World-class Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct Officially opens
05/05/2018 Historic day for Barcaldine racing with opening of new turf track
04/05/2018 Splashing out on Jericho’s swimming pool
27/03/2018 Next stage of Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan to get underway
21/03/2018 Nominations open for 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards
21/03/2018 Queenslanders urged to celebrate Harmony Day
16/03/2018 New $1 million Glass House Mountains District Park officially opened
08/03/2018 Palaszczuk Government program delivers new wheelchair bus for Napranum
08/03/2018 $120 million to fund water projects in Queensland indigenous communities
08/03/2018 $10 million for Torres Strait communities to build new water infrastructure
06/03/2018 Developer donation ban sought under Local Government transparency reforms
05/03/2018 Still time to apply for $300,000 in multicultural grants
24/02/2018 Works for Queensland program funds $981,000 Tom Jeffery Park upgrade
23/02/2018 $2.4 million revamp helps Mount Morgan CBD shine again
16/02/2018 Statement from Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe
08/02/2018 $4.5 million funding boost for Multicultural Affairs
07/02/2018 $2.6 million Palm Island foreshore redevelopment kicks off Centenary Celebrations
01/02/2018 $300,000 worth of multicultural project grants up for grabs
01/02/2018 $1 million revamp for Babinda Boulders to boost FNQ tourism
25/01/2018 Statement from Local Government Minister
23/01/2018 $400 million Works for Queensland program supports 8,442 regional jobs
10/01/2018 $701,000 to help celebrate Queensland multiculturalism in 2018
23/10/2017 New planning scheme paving the way for Yarrabah community
10/10/2017 Bill introduced to strengthen councillor complaints process
09/10/2017 New $15 million wastewater solution for Cherbourg underway
19/09/2017 Queensland Government delivers jobs for Southern Border
13/09/2017 Toowoomba’s Peacehaven Park blooms just in time
31/08/2017 New treatment plant providing quality water to Palm Island community
16/08/2017 Jobs and health benefits in $120M boost for indigenous infrastructure
11/08/2017 South East Queenslanders shape region’s future
11/08/2017 Funding boost for council infrastructure
03/08/2017 Public safety to be improved at key Games precinct
02/08/2017 Job opportunities to grow with IndigiScapes Centre upgrade
01/08/2017 Future of the Spit secured
21/07/2017 Tamborine community celebrates Rhoda Rushbrook Park opening
19/07/2017 New Independent Assessor to deal with councillor complaints
19/07/2017 Updated State Infrastructure Plan to deliver jobs and economic growth
14/07/2017 New donation disclosure rules ready for Ipswich Mayoral election
04/07/2017 Yeerongpilly Green to bloom with $30 million in parks and public infrastructure
03/07/2017 Better planning for Queensland starts today
20/06/2017 South Bank Parklands 25ᵗʰ Birthday present to the people
19/06/2017 $400 million Works for Queensland program to continue to create regional jobs
16/06/2017 Packed industry forum backs Cross River Rail
14/06/2017 Approval to start work on Cross River Rail
13/06/2017 Works for Queensland receives $200M Budget boost
13/06/2017 Labor will build Cross River Rail
13/06/2017 Budget Delivers for Local Jobs and Local Communities
08/06/2017 Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan
02/06/2017 New CEO to lead South Bank Corporation
01/06/2017 New Pumps Boost Poruma and Warraber Islands
23/05/2017 James Cook Uni student wins Minister's Town Planning Prizes 2017
23/05/2017 The challenge is on to address the 'missing middle'
15/05/2017 Construction of Lagoon Precinct officially underway
10/05/2017 New laws passed to give greater transparency in council elections
10/05/2017 Heritage buildings protected for future generations
27/04/2017 CBD footpaths cement Townsville’s liveability
27/04/2017 Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience
20/04/2017 Renewable energy to light up Gladstone
21/03/2017 Palaszczuk Government saves the mighty Mary Valley Rattler
01/03/2017 Women encouraged to shape local government
21/02/2017 Jobs bonanza for Regional Queensland
16/02/2017 Palaszczuk Government delivering for Queenslanders
01/02/2017 Works for Queensland projects to deliver up to 430 jobs for Rockhampton region
30/01/2017 Rockhampton revitalisation to breathe new life into city centre
19/01/2017 $200 million Works for Queensland program to create regional jobs now
13/01/2017 Search is on for Cross River Rail board
05/01/2017 Community safety at the heart of Stage 2 Roma Flood Mitigation Project approval
03/12/2016 AEG Ogden wins new term as operator of ‘world’s best convention centre’
02/12/2016 Palaszczuk Government strengthens heritage protections
02/12/2016 Cross River Rail Delivery Authority established
01/12/2016 New legislation to further protect our heritage buildings
01/12/2016 Greater transparency with local government electoral donations
18/11/2016 Herston Quarter declared a priority development area
15/11/2016 Work underway on Bill Fulton Bridge duplication
14/11/2016 $15 million injection to kick-start Townsville residential estate
07/11/2016 World class urban design at the core of approved West Village development
24/10/2016 Roma flood mitigation levee called in
21/10/2016 Fast-tracked financial boost to deliver vital community infrastructure
20/10/2016 Community at the heart of new vision for South East Queensland
12/10/2016 Bill Fulton Bridge duplication is on the way
12/10/2016 New milestone for Northshore Hamilton PDA to create 200 jobs
11/10/2016 Bill introduced to establish Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
10/10/2016 Queenslanders urged to 'get ready' for storm season
09/10/2016 Carseldine to receive vibrant new urban village
06/10/2016 Waterfront Promenade a landmark for Townsville
06/10/2016 Government to unlock potential of Queensland’s cities and regions
06/10/2016 Design set to begin on new Palm Island primary health facility
05/10/2016 Long term water solution developed for Palm Island
05/10/2016 Construction countdown begins for Townsville Hospital children’s ward
09/09/2016 $70 million local jobs boost
02/09/2016 Moreton Bay targeted as Queensland's next priority development area
24/08/2016 Inaugural Deputy Premier's award to celebrate great urban design (PDF icon 338 KB)
24/08/2016 First North Queensland Regional Plan to supercharge development
19/08/2016 Help develop a fair system for complaints about councillor conduct. Have your say
27/07/2016 Proposed call in for West Village development
20/07/2016 Palaszczuk Government introduces greater protection for Queensland's heritage
20/07/2016 Better support for councils to deliver essential infrastructure
20/07/2016 Government to take action on electoral donations review
15/07/2016 Property expert appointed to South Bank Corporation Board
15/07/2016 New planning code to support growing wind farm industry
13/07/2016 $10 million to create a clean, green future for Northshore Hamilton
14/06/2016 $66 million for local councils to boost resilience and improve community infrastructure
14/06/2016 $1.5 billion boost for State Infrastructure Fund to drive Queensland's infrastructure priorities
14/06/2016 More than half a billion dollars to pave way for Cross River Rail
30/05/2016 Design excellence to shape world-class public spaces within Queen's Wharf development
13/05/2016 South East Queenslanders invited to help shape the region's future
12/05/2016 Palaszczuk Government delivers better planning system for Queensland
21/04/2016 Review of councillor complaints process to ensure fair and transparent system
14/04/2016 New 'show' piece hotel opens in Brisbane, creating 96 jobs
13/04/2016 $5 million investment for James Cook University to unlock jobs for Townsville
07/04/2016 Palaszczuk Government will establish new authority to deliver Cross River Rail
03/04/2016 Masterplan unveiled for Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct
13/03/2016 Palaszczuk Government's vision for Queensland's infrastructure released
07/03/2016 First sod turned on new $75 million retail development for North Lakes
06/03/2016 Natural disaster funding boost for Queensland communities
01/03/2016 New South Bank Corporation Board to guide precinct's future success
24/02/2016 Seniors housing initiative for regional Queensland
23/02/2016 Deputy Premier announces new date for Lockyer Valley Regional Council election
19/02/2016 Desalination plant to assure Palm Island's water supply
14/02/2016 Queensland Government committed to protecting pristine Behana Gorge
05/02/2016 Grants for Local Governments boost Queensland's disaster resilience
05/02/2016 Western Queensland Councils to benefit from planning innovation
03/02/2016 Have your say on key planning instruments
02/02/2016 Blueprint for Toowoomba's Railway Parklands transformation approved
01/02/2016 Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA development scheme approval to boost jobs
16/11/2015 EOI opens for new Queensland Urban Design Panel
14/11/2015 New Brisbane sign to light up the South Bank night sky
12/11/2015 The Palaszczuk Government builds a better planning system for all Queenslanders
11/11/2015 Rockhampton to become home to a $140 million new urban university village
29/10/2015 Green light for Burdekin solar farm
28/10/2015 Expert-led board appointed to build Queensland's future
26/10/2015 Government releases draft plan to manage Queensland's future growth
23/10/2015 Townsville City Waterfront development scheme ready for revitalisation
20/10/2015 Bundaberg to get 10-year flood action plan
12/10/2015 Queenslanders urged to 'get ready' for extreme weather
26/09/2015 Critical funding announced for drought affected councils
17/09/2015 New infrastructure priority list to plan for Queensland's future
16/09/2015 New infrastructure fund to kick-start development and boost jobs
10/09/2015 Have your say on better planning
31/08/2015 Burdekin solar farm development 'called in'
07/08/2015 Public consultation now open for Queen's Wharf precinct
31/07/2015 Queensland Government directs further planning for Cedar Woods
28/07/2015 Proposed call in for Burdekin solar farm development
14/07/2015 Funding for local councils to boost community infrastructure
07/07/2015 Townsville community to have a strong say on waterfront revitalisation
24/06/2015 Moreton Bay new draft planning scheme approved for public consultation
19/06/2015 Plan to revitalise Toondah Harbour given the greenlight
26/05/2015 Preferred developer of Brisbane riverfront site at Northshore Hamilton announced
25/05/2015 Government outlines key directions for planning reform
08/05/2015 BQ seeks industry experts to guide Queensland's infrastructure program
24/04/2015 Wind farm to contribute to FNQ energy security
23/04/2015 Government green lights Beaudesert bypass
15/04/2015 Major jobs boost as developer appointed to transform Yeerongpilly Green site
23/03/2015 TC Marcia recovery plan for Central Queensland communities
21/03/2015 New Gold Coast estate to deliver homes, jobs and lifestyle opportunities
02/03/2015 Proposed 'call in' for Cedar Woods development
01/03/2015 Extra assistance for victims of Tropical Cyclone Marcia

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021