More than 200 senior local government figures are gathering in Brisbane to thrash out key issues affecting the financial sustainability of councils in Queensland.

The Local Government Association of Queensland’s annual Finance Summit will also hear from Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Treasurer Curtis Pitt, who will discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s economic and fiscal plans for the state.

LGAQ President Margaret de Wit said the Summit was a chance for mayors and others working in local government to discuss effective ways of delivering value for money to their communities.

“The big challenge for local government in Queensland is to meet rising community expectations at a time when revenue is failing to keep pace,” she said.

“The Federal and State governments have gradually withdrawn funding support over the years so that now, more than ever, councils need to be careful with their spending.”

“The Finance Summit is all about encouraging best practice and showing how councils can -adopt new ways to improve their productivity and efficiency.”