A man addressing people at a conference.

Redland City Council is looking to advocate for six key issues on behalf of its community at the Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) annual conference, which will be held in Gladstone on 16-18 October 2023. 

The annual conference will bring together delegates from all tiers of government, external stakeholders, and the media, to consider the challenges facing local government and their communities.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said Council would table six motions at the conference – covering key issues such as koala habitat protection, local crime management, island communities support, state and local government relationships, application of RTI legislation and seeking clarity around the federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBCA).

Mayor Williams said the LGAQ is an important advocacy channel for Queensland Councils to collectively voice matters of statewide importance and collaboratively achieve positive outcomes for communities, in conjunction with other levels of government.

“Local governments play an important role in delivering for Queensland communities every day and we possess firsthand knowledge of the specific challenges faced by our diverse regions,” Mayor Williams said. 

“The LGAQ has been an effective platform in advocating for the necessary changes that enhance the quality of life for all Queenslanders across the state.”

Mayor Williams and Division One Councillor, Wendy Boglary, will be Council’s official delegates at the LGAQ Conference, with other councillors able to attend as observers.

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