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Torres Strait Island Regional Council adopts its first ever planning scheme

Nearly 25 years after the High Court recognised the native title rights of Torres Strait Islander Eddie Mabo, locals continue to take ground-breaking steps in the areas of home and land ownership and the protection of their unique cultural heritage.

Disaster ready organisations show Brisbane how to get better prepared

Emergency workers, community organisations and charity groups converged on Brisbane's Reddacliff Place to remind us to get ready and prepare for the state's annual storm and cyclone season.

Ready for any emergency wins Townsville retirees top community award

In the massive clean-up after Cyclone Yasi unleashed its fury on Townsville in 2011, John Wilson and Mike McCloskey and their fellow Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village residents decided they would be more than ready next time.

Clermont Show still going strong after 148 years

Over many decades, former Belyando Shire Councillor, Bill Faint, has seen firsthand the benefits of local communities, councils and state governments working together to support community events like the Clermont Show, now in its 148th year.

Open for business all-year round at the Yeppoon showgrounds

The Yeppoon and District Show Society prides itself on never shutting the gates to its showgrounds.

Great ideas to help shape South East Queensland's future

The first phase of consultation for Shaping SEQ attracted a total of 1248 great ideas via the department's website as well as through direct contact with the public over a six-week period.

Maleny showgirl gets by with a little help from her friends

Jess Wild's ongoing efforts to support the Maleny Show Society were recognised at this year's Queensland Show Awards where she won the inaugural award for outstanding contribution by an individual for the Small Farmers Tent program.

Makeover for Brisbane ferry terminals receives top design award

The Brisbane architecture firm that beat an international field to help the Queensland Government rebuild the terminals after the devastating 2011 floods has won a prestigious architecture award for the design.

Future planners awarded for excellence

Presentation of the 2016 Minister's Town Planning Prize at the launch of the Planning Institute of Australia's Awards for Planning Excellence 2016 was held on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at Parliament House.