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Stronger councils mean stronger communities. This State Election, councils have a set of priorities which will support 29,000 jobs across Queensland, and generate $4.6 million of economic activity for all Queenslanders.
Compare the major parties on an important issue
Sustaining Local Jobs
Queensland councils are significant employers, with more than 40,000 staff across the state. As Queensland recovers from COVID-19, we need to ensure councils can continue to provide stable and sustainable employment to our communities.
Strengthening Our Regions
Local government is responsible for one third of public infrastructure supporting our cities and towns – but has direct access to just three per cent of national taxation revenue.
Keeping Communities Safe
Councils are on the frontline in shaping the liveability of their communities. Their role extends far beyond roads, rates and rubbish to services like essential public health infrastructure, safe and reliable water supplies and disaster preparedness and recovery.
Supporting the Bush
Almost 40 per cent of Queensland’s population lives outside major metropolitan areas. Rural and remote communities contribute significantly to Queensland’s economic prosperity and social fabric.
Protecting the Environment
Local governments play a significant role in protecting our environment through biosecurity controls and natural asset management – which in turn facilitates environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.
Advancing First Nations Councils
Queensland has 17 First Nations councils that are integral to the cultural history, the present and future of this State. Councils understand that to meet the challenges encountered by our First Australians and their communities, every level of government needs to lend support.
The winner of the 2020 State Election will lead Queensland through its first fixed four-year term. The LGAQ has surveyed those vying to lead the state asking them to back a set of community election priorities that will create around 29,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in economic opportunities. The major parties have been independently rated by the LGAQ based on their responses.