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Council meetings

Meetings are the principal decision-making forum for local governments and most decisions are taken in full local government and committee meetings.

Local government local laws

Your local government can make local laws to deal with a broad range of issues in your community.

Accountability to the community

Local governments' are accountable to the local community for their decisions, actions and services. Elected local government representatives are also accountable to the local community for the way they behave in carrying out their local government responsibilities

Local government assistance to community organisations

Local governments can provide grant assistance directly to community organisations. Learn more about council's responsibility for notifying the community of available grants, how they can use discretionary funds and how to apply for a grant.

RACQ Get Ready Queensland!

The RACQ Get Ready Queensland initiative aims to build the state's resilience to deal with natural disasters. The state government is determined to achieve this in partnership with councils.

Queensland Resilient Australia Awards 2015

This national program recognises and promotes initiatives which strengthen community disaster resilience.

Community Recovery and Resilience

The Department leads recovery and resilience activities in response to natural disasters.

Councillor complaints process

Information about making a complaint regarding local governments and their services.

Community recovery and resilience

  • Looking at ways to build community resilience, including infrastructure resilience outcomes, in response to natural disasters.

Other local government organisations

  • Links and contacts for local government organisations who can advise and assist you.