The CQ Local Government Association (CQLGA) began with the likes of Rex Pilbeam and Alf O’Rourke – men who had a vision about what could be achieved by working together and for over 50 years, Central Queensland councils collaboratively have made a real difference for our region. The CQLGA provides a strong, united voice for Central Queensland, representing and advocating for the needs of local government and their communities.
Regional organisations of councils (ROCs) have been a part of the Australian local government landscape for over seventy years and were once a prominent feature in all states. Unlike many other shared services arrangements, ROCs also tend to have a multipurpose agenda, often taking a more strategic approach to broad regional issues.
A total of 84 schools had waste assessments this year and we are amazed at the results: an increase in recycling volumes of 35% per student is brilliant!
Central Queensland schools are working on some great initiatives in recycling, waste minimisation and responsible waste management. It has been a great pleasure for CQLGA EarthSmart Schools staff to visit schools and document these activities over the past three years. Overall, CQ schools are seeing excellent results from their efforts, and we're excited to share some of the achievements with you!
Congratulations to Christina Tungate from Frenchville State School, who won the BMA Grand Champion award for the 2013 EarthSmart Schools Calendar Competition.
It’s easy being EarthSmart, Christina says. “If you’ve got a bin… use it! Reduce, reuse and recycle.”
Central Queenlsand householders and small businesses will no longer need to hold onto their televisions, computers and printers with a free e-waste recycling service being rolled out across 8 locations in Central Queensland this week.
CQLGA EarthSmart Schools program has been announced as a finalist of the Banksia Sustainability Awards in recognition of demonstrated leadership and innovation in "lifting awareness, improving understanding, advancing social and community consciousness of sustainability issues to achieve real, positive change."
The Fitzroy River is the second largest river system in Australia and the region has significant water resources.
The CQ Local Government Association footprint comprises of five Local Government areas of Banana Shire, Central Highlands, Gladstone, Isaac and Rockhampton Regional Councils. It has a total area of 176,290.5km2, or 10.2% of the total area of the state.
As at 30 June 2010, the estimated resident population of the CQLGA region was 245,144 persons, or 5.4 per cent of the state’s population. CQLGA’s region’s population is 2031 is projected to be 380,582 persons.
The CQLGA footprint includes five Local Government areas of Banana Shire, Central Highlands, Gladstone, Isaac and Rockhampton Regional Councils.
Did you know that recyclable materials such as paper and cardboard contribute to carbon emissions when landfilled?