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Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Bill 2008
The purpose of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Bill 2008 is to provide a uniform, State-wide legislative framework for the effective management of cats and dogs to: encourage responsible cat and dog ownership; promote the effective management of cats and dogs; and protect the community through the identification and control of dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs. The purpose of the Bill

Local Government Bill 2008
The Local Government Reform Program was initiated in April 2007 to build stronger local governments of a size and critical mass to be better able to deliver on their long term plans for sustainability, viability and community service obligations as needed by their respective communities. The Local Government Act 1993, the Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004 and associated regula

Graffiti Removal Powers
In August 2008, new laws were introduced to enable authorised government and council officers to remove graffiti which is in a public place, or readily visible from a public place. Cabinet considered a report on the implementation of these graffiti removal powers. Cabinet noted a range of activities which have been undertaken to implement the graffiti removal powers including support for local gov

Senate FADTR Committee Inquiry - Torres Strait
In 2009, the Senate made a referral to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for an inquiry and report on the ‘administration and management of matters relating to Australia’s northern air, sea and land approaches in the region of the Torres Strait’ (the Inquiry). Information for the Inquiry was sought primarily from those agencies which are part of the Queensland Torres Strait

Land in South East Queensland for Trail Bike Riding
An inter-departmental working group on issues relating to trail bike riding has undertaken a range of initiatives to facilitate opportunities for safe and appropriately managed trail bike riding. These included consideration of strategies used in other jurisdictions, assessments of State-owned land to determine if sites were suitable for trail bike riding, and collaboration with local government,

Development Assessment Monitoring and Performance Implementation Plan
In February 2009, the Deputy Premier and then Minister for Infrastructure and Planning announced the implementation of an annual report for development assessments in Queensland. The first report is due to be published in late 2010 based on information collected for the 2009-10 financial year. Information on development assessments processed under the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS

SPP Indigenous Trust Land
Cabinet considered a proposal for a temporary State Planning Policy under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 titled ‘Reconfiguring a Lot Code for Land in Indigenous Local Government Areas to which a Local Planning Scheme does not Apply’. The State Planning Policy will be effective for up to 12 months and will enable Indigenous Local Governments to approve applications for a reconfiguration of a lo

City of Brisbane Bill 2010
On 21 July 2006, the Government announced the review of the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA 1993) and the City of Brisbane Act 1924 (CoBA), with the reviews being undertaken sequentially, beginning with the LGA 1993. The new Local Government Act 2009 (LGA 2009) was passed on 4 June 2009 and on 1 July 2010 will replace the LGA 1993 as the principal legislative framework for 72 Local Governments. Im

Summary Offences - Graffiti Removal Powers
The Summary Offences (Graffiti Removal Powers ) Amendment Act 2008 (the Act) provides a legislative basis to allow authorised Queensland Government officers, local council officers and officers from government owned corporations to remove graffiti from private places: without notifying the property owner where the graffiti can be reached from a public place and entry to the private property is n

Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
The Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Bill) amends the Aboriginal Land Act 1991, the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991, the Local Government (Aboriginal Lands) Act 1978, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and the Petroleum Act 1923. Proposed amendments in relation to the Aboriginal Lan

Local Government Electoral Bill 2011
The new stand alone Local Government electoral legislation is an essential component of the Local Government Reform program and a Queensland first. By moving Local Government electoral provisions into one stand alone piece of legislation, the proposed Bill will provide a single practitioner-friendly Act and point of reference for Councils, Local Government candidates, the Electoral Commission of

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 includes amendments to Queensland’s revenue legislation to maintain its currency and ensure that it operates as intended. Many of the amendments are beneficial to taxpayers and a number have been operating under administrative arrangements. The remaining amendments are necessary to clarify the legislation’s operation and protect the revenue.

Sustainable Planning Amendment Bill 2011
Amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will facilitate the introduction of an adopted infrastructure charging regime across Queensland. The introduction of an adopted infrastructure charging regime for a three year period, while further infrastructure charging reform is underway, is a key recommendation of the Infrastructure Charges Taskforce. The amendments to Sustainable Planning Act

Sustainable Planning and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
The Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 amends a range of legislation as outlined below. The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 will be amended to enable Local Government officers to access the Queensland Motor Vehicle Registry to investigate an alleged dog attack which caused death, grievous bodily harm or bodily harm to a person or animal. The Local Governmen

Northern Gold Coast Coordinated Social Infrastructure Strategy 2011-2021
The Northern Gold Coast Coordinated Social Infrastructure Strategy 2011 - 2021 provides a framework for coordinating planning and delivery of social infrastructure across Government for the fast growing population in the northern Gold Coast corridor. It is a joint project between the Department of Local Government and Planning and the Gold Coast City Council. The project area extends from the no

Appt of a Member and Deputy Chairman to the Local Government Grants Commission
The Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). The primary role of the Commission is to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the allocation of the Commonwealth’s Financial Assistance Grant to Councils in Queensland. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Neil Castles be recommended to the Governor in Council for appo

Partners in Govt Agreement - relationship between State and Local Govt in Qld
The Partners in Government Agreement meets one of the Queensland Government’s key election commitments contained in the Government’s Empowering Queensland Local Government (Local and State Government Roles and Relationship) which provided for the establishment of a Partners in Government Agreement between the Queensland Government and the Local Government Association of Queensland. The Partners in

Local Government Amendment Bill 2013
The Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 proposes amendments to the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Amendments to the Local Government Act 2009 include appropriate transitional and financial arrangements to support de-amalgamation on 1 January 2014 by

Reappointment to Local Government Change Commission
The Local Government Act 2009 provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess proposed local government changes including changes to a local government’s area, name or representation. The Commission is constituted by the Electoral Commissioner of Queensland or any combination of the Electoral Commissioner, deputy electoral commissioner or casual commissioner, as required and as nomi

Queensland Plan Bill 2014
The Queensland Plan outlines the community’s 30-year vision for the State and was launched by the Premier on 31 July 2014. It was the outcome of an extensive community engagement process held throughout 2013, concluding in early March 2014. The Queensland Plan Bill 2014 provides for the development of a long-term plan, in this instance known as The Queensland Plan, and a supporting implementation

Appointments to Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal (the Tribunal) is created under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act) and replaced the former Local Government Remuneration Tribunal established in 2007. The Tribunal became operational on 1 July 2010. Section 176 of the Act provides that the Tribunal is responsible for hearing and determining the most serious complaints of misconduct aga

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
The Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 proposes amendments to the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Electoral Act 2011. Amendments to the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 include: empowering the chief executive officer (CEO) of a local government to be the returning officer for a council election unless the CEO advises the Electoral

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) Bill 2014
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland’s 34 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities cannot currently obtain freehold title. Land in these communities is held by a trustee under communal land title and development and individual interests are created by leasing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment B

Renewal of the Partners in Government Agreement
The Partners in Government Agreement meets one of the Queensland Government’s key election commitments to review the current Agreement, in consultation with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), within the first six months after coming into office. The Partners in Government Agreement formalises a set of principles to guide the relationship between the State and Local Government,

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 proposes amendments to the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. To ensure local government elections are run to the same high standards of independence and efficiency as state and federal elections, the Bill amends the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 to ensure a local government

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No.2) 2015
The Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015 proposes amendments to the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (COBA), Local Government Act 2009 (LGA), Local Government Electoral Act 2011 (LGEA) and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). The Bill amends the COBA and the LGA to clarify that an accepted how-to-vote card under the LGEA section 179 is not ‘election material’ for the pur

Appointments to the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission
The Queensland Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act), primarily to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the distribution of the Commonwealth financial assistance grants to local governments. The Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Cwth) (the LGFAA) provides that a State is not entitled

Local Government Electoral (Transparency and Accountability in Local Government) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016)
The Local Government Electoral (Transparency and Accountability in Local Government) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 proposes amendments to the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (AI Act), the Building Act 1975 (Building Act), the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 (LGEA), the Planning Act 2016 (Planning Act), the Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 (PECA), the Planning (Consequent

Stock Route Network Management Bill 2016
Queensland’s stock route network is made up of roads or routes declared under the Stock Route Management Act 2002 along which stock may be moved on foot; and reserves (including camping, water, pasture and trucking reserves) dedicated under the Land Act 1994 for the purpose of travelling stock. The stock route network traverses approximately 72 000 km of Queensland and is also used for other purp

Councillor Complaints Review Report
In 2016, the Queensland Government announced the appointment of an independent panel to review arrangements for dealing with complaints about the conduct of local government councillors. The review was commissioned to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of the current councillor conduct complaints system to ensure that councillors are held to high standards of ethical and legal behaviour. The

Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 proposes amendments to the Local Government Act 2009 and the Public Service Act 2008 to give effect to the government’s response to the recommendations of the independent councillor complaints review panel’s report ‘Councillor Complaints Review: A fair, effective and efficient framework’ (Councillor Complaints R

Lapsed Legislation for Re-Introduction into Legislative Assembly
When the election was called on 29 October 2017, the Parliament was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor. The dissolution has significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapse; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapse, except for disall

Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Bill 2018
On 6 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered its judgement in the matter of Linville Holdings Pty Ltd v Fraser Coast Regional Council [2017] QSC 252. The Court declared that for each of the financial years ending on 30 June 2015, 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2017, Fraser Coast Regional Council failed to validly make and levy rates and charges, because it did not decide by resolution a

Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
On 12 October 2017, the Premier and Minister for the Arts introduced the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Belcarra Bill 2017). The Belcarra Bill 2017 lapsed with the dissolution of the 55th Parliament. Consistent with the Belcarra Bill 2017, the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amend

Local Government Electoral (Stage1 - Belcarra) Bill 2018
On 6 March 2018, the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs introduced the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Belcarra Bill) which proposed to implement the five recommendations of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) report Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity

Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill 2018 and appointment of interim administrator
Over the past 14 months, a number of Ipswich City Council Councillors, employees and contractors have been charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission with a variety of misconduct and corruption offences. These events have raised concerns about the administration and operations of the Ipswich City Council. The policy objectives of the Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill

Local Government Grants Review and Policy for Queensland
An implementation action from the State Infrastructure Plan of 2016 was to review the infrastructure grant programs to local governments. This review was completed in September 2017. It was managed by the former Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland and involved a cross section of Councils and Departments invo

Appointment of Independent Assessor and President and casual members of Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The creation of the role of Independent Assessor (IA) and the establishment of the Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are core components of the Government’s Councillor complaints reform agenda. The Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (Amendment Act) was assented to on 21 May 2018 and commences by Proclamation. Section 150CT of the Amended Act creates t

Appointments of Casual Commissioners to Local Government Change Commission
The Local Government Act 2009 (LGA) provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess whether a proposed local government change is in the public interest. Local Government changes include changes to a Local Government area, representation, name or classification. Similarly for Brisbane City Council, the City of Brisbane Act 2010 chapter 2, part 4 provides for the Local Government Chan

Appointments to Queensland Local Government Grants Commission
The Queensland Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act), primarily to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the distribution of the Commonwealth financial assistance grants to Local Governments. The Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Cwth) (the LGFAA) provides that a State is not entitled

Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Bill 2019
The Queensland Government is committed to continue its rolling program of Local Government reform to strengthen the equity, transparency, accountability and integrity of Local Government in Queensland. It is also committed to supporting Local Government and enhancing public confidence in the sector. The Crime and Corruption Commission, in its report Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity an

Appointments to Interim Management Committee for Logan City Council
On 2 May 2019, the Local Government (Dissolution of Logan City Council) Amendment Regulation 2019 dissolved the Logan City Council (LCC) and appointed Ms Tamara O’Shea as Interim Administrator to act in place of the Councillors of the LCC until the conclusion of a fresh election of Councillors. Section 205 of the Local Government Act 2009 (LGA) provides that the Minister for Local Government may

Appointment to Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). Under Section 150DL of the Act, the functions of the Tribunal are: (a) at the request of a local government— i. to investigate the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor referred to the local government, by the assessor, to be dealt with by the local government; and ii. to make recommendations to

Government response - Committee Report - Local Govt Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 Belcarra) Bill
The Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Belcarra Stage 2 Bill) proposes further amendments to the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 to build on the intent of the reforms in the Belcarra Stage 1 Act and progress the Government’s ongoing program of reforms to im

Appointments to Local Government Remuneration Commission
The Local Government Remuneration Commission (Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (Act) from 3 December 2018. The Commission is established under new chapter 6, part 3, of the Act, with the following functions: to establish the categories of Local Governments; to decide the category to which each Local Government belongs; to decide the maximum amount of remuneration pay

Review of Grants to Local Government - Implementation Plan
In September 2018, the Queensland Government released the Grants to Local Government Policy Position which recommended the following outcomes: an outcome focussed grants model where grant programs with common objectives are managed consistently; aligning grant programs with State Government priorities and Council strategies and budget cycles; reduce red tape through streamlining the administration

Local Government (Integrity) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Local Government (Integrity) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) continues the Government’s rolling program of reforms to improve accountability, transparency and integrity in the Local Government system and Local Government elections. The program of reforms includes: the passage of the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendme

Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) is proposed to: implement the further legislative stage of the Government’s response to certain recommendations in the Report of the Crime and Corruption Commission titled Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity and addressing corruption risk in local government; facilitate operational improvements and support efficiencies in

Local Government Waste Management Reforms Consultation RIS
In late 2017, Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) was engaged to undertake a review of the local government waste management provisions in part 2A of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011, and chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, and consider a number of options for addressing issues raised by stakeholders. QTC was engaged to investigate the potential impacts f

Appointments to Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). Under Section 150DL of the Act, the functions of the Tribunal are: (a) at the request of a local government— i. to investigate the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor referred to the local government, by the assessor, to be dealt with by the local government; and ii. to make recommendations to

Appointments to Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). Under Section 150DL of the Act, the functions of the Tribunal are: (a) at the request of a local government— i. to investigate the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor referred to the local government, by the assessor, to be dealt with by the local government; and ii. to make recommendations to

Appointments to the Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). Under Section 150DL of the Act, the functions of the Tribunal are: (a) at the request of a Local Government— i. to investigate the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor referred to the Local Government, by the assessor, to be dealt with by the Local Government; and ii. to make recommendations to

Local Government Act 2009 - Councillor Vacancies amendments
The Local Government Act 2009 is amended so that mayoral and councillor vacancies are filled in accordance with a new process. The amendments also provide for transitional arrangements in relation to actions taken, including any appointment of a runner-up to a vacant office, in the period starting on 12 October 2020 and ending immediately before commencement (the relevant period) and for how vac

Parliamentary Committee Report into electoral expenditure caps at Local Government elections
On 28 November 2019, the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly and referred to the Economics and Governance Committee for consideration and report. The Bill included proposed amendments relating to State elections and the conduct of Ministers and Local Government Councillors in managing conflic