Bundaberg plucks sustainability award from flood clean-up

By Paul Hemsley They say that necessity is the mother of invention, however Queensland’s Bundaberg Regional Council has gone one step further after the plucky local government salvaged the state’s most prestigious sustainability award for how it teamed-up with industry to remove a soggy mountain of rubbish dumped on it by the devastating floods of […]

Queensland councils spared big cuts in State Budget

By Julian Bajkowski Queensland councils have cautiously welcomed the Newman government’s second budget for the state, breathing a collective sigh of relief that local governments appear to have been spared much feared spared funding cuts after natural disasters and falling revenue receipts depleted Treasury coffers. After a tumultuous first year that saw massive public service […]

Queensland councils seek $1b for flood-proofing

By Paul Hemsley Queensland’s Community Recovery and Resilience Minister, David Crisafulli, has announced that councils hit by recent flooding disasters have put their hands up for nearly $1 billion in applications for “Betterment Fund” projects to help replace damaged council assets and make them more flood resistant. The big figure requests have dwarfed the more […]


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