Thursday, October 5, 2023



Lockyer Valley Regional Council endorses Equine Precinct Business Case

A state-of-the-art Equine Precinct in the heart of the Lockyer Valley is now one step closer, after Council today moved to endorse the Business Case for the project.

Beach wheelchairs on the move

Beach access just got a whole lot easier with the relocation of two Hippocamp Beach Access Wheelchairs to Champion Beach.

Byron backs CVC’s anti-mining stance

Byron Shire Council has voted to support the “Clarence Valley Council community in seeking a moratorium on future mining and mining exploration in the Clarence Valley catchment”. Six of seven councillors at BSC’s August 5 meeting (planning) supported mayor Michael Lyon’s notice of motion, which also “advocates [BSC’s support of CVC] to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean”.

Hidden creatures of the Barossa – can you find them all?

The community can discover mythical hidden creatures across local venues during the Barossa instalment of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival), a celebration of South Australian visual art. In partnership with Barossa Regional Gallery, Nuriootpa High School Visual Art students have spent months creating the sculptures for public display at participating businesses.

Torres and Cape Indigenous Councils Alliance voices concern

The Torres and Cape Indigenous Councils Alliance has voiced its concerns about the threat of Covid-19 in vulnerable communities and is urging locals to do their bit to keep the region safe. TCICA held its August meeting by video conference last week, with over 20 mayors, councillors and chief executives participating in discussions on matters including Covid-19, regional education, local government grants, future advocacy planning, and a community-led campaign to stop the flow of sly grog into communities.

Artlands 2021, 1-2 September 2021

Artlands is Australia's largest regional arts gathering. Every two years it provides strategic exchange that responds to emerging trends, discovers new ideas, considers adapted approaches and showcases artists as well as highlighting the creative and cultural sector across regional, rural and remote Australia.

Council co-launches new mental health materials

Keeping Mentally Well, a set of mental health information resources being launched by the Central Goldfields Shire Council and Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership, is a timely response to one of the many pressing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Relief for Cecil Plains as Toowoomba Regional Council winds back water restrictions

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will wind back restrictions in Cecil Plains from Medium Level to Low Level effective immediately. The decision comes after localised winter rain increased water levels at Leslie Dam near Warwick along with good upstream flows and a full Cecil Plains’ weir.

Mullewa Agricultural Show returns, 28 August 2021

Baby animals, a quick shearing competition, fireworks, local produce plus live entertainment and tunes are some of the reasons why you should attend the 87th Mullewa Agricultural Show this August. The event attracts hundreds from around the state and it’s no surprise with a diverse program as well as the popular Outback Bloom – Mullewa’s Wildflower Festival taking place during the same week. 

New faces at Katherine Town Council – student roles

Katherine Town Council have undertaken a new initiative offering year 11 and 12 students from Katherine High School and St Joseph’s Catholic College the opportunity to undertake paid work experience.

Registrations now open for Kidman Springs Beefup Forum & Field Day, 25-26 August 2021

BeefUp forums provide an opportunity for northern Australian beef producers to learn something new, stay up to date with the latest on-farm research and technologies and meet others working in the red meat industry.

Pumps started in Guttrum

Diesel irrigation pumps started pumping into the Guttrum Forest last week ... Australia’s most endangered bird, the Australasian bittern, is now part of the public relations push for watering the reed bed. There is only one official documented sighting of the bittern in the swamp from December 1960, and anecdotal reports up until the 70s ... “As farmers, the proof has to be in the pudding. If things don’t work, we go broke, what skin do they have in the game?”

Sunday Jazz at MAC to showcase internationally-renowned talent

The sweet sound of jazz will return to the Mildura Arts Centre stage on Sunday 22 August. Sunday Jazz will feature singer-songwriter Natalija Havralenko and Penn Farmer on guitar, and will mark the second time in 12 months the pair has graced the MAC stage.

Native timber industry key to tackling climate change

Timber Towns Victoria argues that native timber production in public forests promotes carbon storage and must be taken seriously if Victoria is to tackle climate change.

Welcome to Gateway Merredin – WA newest regional festival, 24-26 September 2021

Born from a community's passion to showcase its unique history and hidden treasures, the inaugural Gateway Merredin festival will be one to remember this 24-26 September.

Artificial intelligence helping anglers track the health of Rockhampton fishery

Local businesses need to adapt and innovate to keep up with the constantly changing world and build resilience into their business. Advance Rockhampton is teaming up with key players in the business innovation and AI industries to show how emerging technologies can help Rockhampton businesses thrive.

Illuminate to light up Tumby Bay, 13-21 August 2021

Groundbreaking festival Illuminate has come to South Australia for the first time and Tumby Bay is excited to be one of just a few regional centres picked to host installations after the Adelaide events.

Dunoon Dam and future water- editorial

The Rous County Council decision to remove the proposed Dunoon Dam from our region's water security options has again sparked controversy, as you will see from some of the articles and letters to the editor in this edition. It is perhaps unfortunate that we may have lost an opportunity for many social, environmental and community benefits that could have been developed alongside the dam project. It is quite possible to ‘do dams well’, with a vision for 21st-century water security that mitigates or compensates for any losses experienced.

Upgrades progressed at historical Ringsfield House, Nanango

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Brett Otto is pleased to advise that funding has seen upgrades progressed at the historical Ringsfield House, Nanango.

Stats set tails wagging

Dogs have who escaped the comfort of their backyard and wound up in the City of Greater Geraldton’s Animal Management Facility have overwhelmingly made their way back home as shown by recent statistics.

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd to take up tenancy in Onslow

The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to welcome Hastings Technology Metals Ltd to Onslow. As the latest tenant to the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area (ANSIA) Hastings, working with the Shire, have committed to Onslow and to our community.

New facility starts processing Tweed’s food and garden waste

The $7 million Tweed Organics Processing Facility will turn organic material, collected in green kerbside bins from across the Tweed, into useful compost. Up to 25,000 tonnes of food and garden organics can be processed annually on site – with the compost soon to be made available to households, farmers and businesses as well as being used on Council-maintained parks and gardens.

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