The Central Highlands is set to be well represented at the table of LGAQ, Queensland’s peak body for local government, with three councillors accepted for advisory group positions.
LGAQ is a not-for-profit organisation setup to serve the state’s 77 councils – advising, supporting and representing them to improve operations and strengthen relationships with their communities.
There are seven advisory groups, each aimed at advancing a different local government priority.
The groups meet approximately three times a year and are chaired by a person selected from the membership.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes will sit on the Regional Economic Development Advisory Group, which will play a vital role in LGAQ policy development.
Additionally, Cr Paul Bell’s nomination for the Resource Communities Advisory Group was accepted. This group provides a forum for issues and opportunities that arise for councils and their communities from the resource and mining sectors.
Cr Christine Rolfe will represent the Central Highlands on the Roads and Transport Advisory Group, discussing matters regarding roads and other modes of transport, including services and infrastructure.
Cr Charlie Brimblecombe has also nominated for the Water and Sewerage Advisory Group, but this group is yet to be finalised.