QLD councils prepare for reform

Queensland councils are preparing for a suite of reforms after the state government announced a shake-up of the sector aimed at stamping out corruption.

Queensland councils take control of infrastructure smarts

By Paul Hemsley Queensland councils are to take full control of the state’s specialist infrastructure and engineering advisory service for local government. The Queensland Treasury Corporation has agreed to relinquish its stake in the successful joint venture, Local Government Infrastructure Services Pty Ltd (LGIS), and will hand over its management and its 50 per cent […]

Queensland councils face skyrocketing flood insurance

By Julian Bajkowski When the chief executive of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), Rob Whelan, took to the airwaves in late January 2013 to take councils in Queensland to task over flood protection measures, it was the opening shot in a war of words between local government and the risk industry that had been […]

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