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women-in-government Women in government

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the number of women in senior executive positions in local government, both elected representatives and employees.

multicultural-queensland-month-2019 Wrap-up of Multicultural Queensland Month

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.

trevor-beckingham It's showtime across Queensland

The department remains strong in its commitment to supporting show societies in cities, towns and across regional and remote areas of Queensland.

racing-shows Join the dots

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?

racing-shows Community needs are programmed into new projects

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).

racing-shows Racing and shows - the lifeblood of local communities

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 Indigenous councils benefit from engineering advice

Indigenous councils are benefiting from the roll out of the $120 million Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program.

inclusive-communities Welcoming and inclusive communities

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.

expert-training Expert training for councils

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.

financefunding Finance and funding for councils

The positive impact of the popular Works for Queensland Program is being felt across Queensland.

grants Grants review

The Queensland Government is committed to developing a new model for grant funding to councils.

hellhole Quilpie about to take off with W4Q funding

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.

gunsynd Goondiwindi gives thumbs up to Works for Queensland program

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.

polocrosse game Top class facilities for Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick in 2019

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.

Show goers at the Goondiwindi show Down to business for the Goondiwindi show

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.

The Honourable Jackie Trad MP Government infrastructure program works for Palm Island

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.

Chloe Twidale Making a difference to South East Queensland’s future

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.

Torres Strait Island Regional Council adopts its first ever planning scheme

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.

Disaster ready organisations show Brisbane how to get better prepared

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.

Ready for any emergency wins Townsville retirees top community award

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.

Clermont Show still going strong after 148 years

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.

Open for business all-year round at the Yeppoon showgrounds

The Yeppoon and District Show Society prides itself on never shutting the gates to its showgrounds.

Great ideas to help shape South East Queensland's future

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.

Maleny showgirl gets by with a little help from her friends

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.

Makeover for Brisbane ferry terminals receives top design award

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.

Future planners awarded for excellence

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: 17 Dec 2021