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For councils

Please note:

  • The Local Government (Councillor Conduct) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 15 November 2023. The Department is currently revising documents to align with the updated provisions of this Bill.

Information and resources for council officers to assist in developing best practice when working in council..

  • Governance

    The department manages legislation to create a framework that helps councils in Queensland deliver the best infrastructure and services for our local communities.

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  • Finance

    Financial information for local governments.

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  • Laws

    Local government laws; model local laws; local laws database; how councils can use and manage drones (Remote Piloted Aircraft); and Foreign Arrangements Scheme.

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  • Grants and subsidies

    Current programs; previous programs; acknowledgement requirements; and grants review.

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  • Resources

    Local government reform; guidelines; statutory forms; checklists and information; maps; plans; strategies and reports; statutory guidelines; local government best practice and information; webinars and podcasts.

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