Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Water pipeline a positive for local towns

Secure supply of quality water is an important piece of infrastructure for any town and Cambooya, Greenmount and Nobby are set to benefit from construction of the Toowoomba to Warwick Water pipeline due for completion in 2027.

Want to plant koala trees in the spring?

The Toowoomba Region Koala Habitat Project has put the call out for local landholders interested in bringing koalas back to their properties. Project ecologist Shannon Michael said the project supports landholders right across the Toowoomba Region who want to plant koala trees to restore original habitat on their properties.

Name and shame the worst roads

Across the state, unroadworthy roads are putting people’s lives at risk but now RACQ is giving drivers the chance to nominate the roads in their communities that are in desperate need of an upgrade.

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Wyreema skyline changing

Sitting high above the town, Wyreema’s elevated reservoir will soon be removed from its perch as it is no longer needed. The Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) reservoir, located at the Council compound on Newman Road, will be demolished beginning in July.

CCS banned in Queensland GAB

Future water security has been ensured in the Queensland portion of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), with Premier Steven Miles banning carbon capture and storage last week. Clifton and Pittsworth currently draw their town water from the Basin. Greenhouse gas storage activities, including carbon capture and storage projects, will be permanently prohibited in the basin as part of the move to protect the critically important resource.

Community-first: a gust of fresh air

The process of community consultation undertaken in a Tasmanian renewable energy zone has been praised for its commitment to listening to the community. The lack of community consultation was a big sticking point for residents of the East Greenmount/Ramsay area when they heard, through neighbours, that there were plans to construct a wind farm in their neighbourhood.

Emergency services get disaster ready

Last week, Toowoomba Regional Council hosted a major joint Local Government and Police disaster management exercise testing the capability of various Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMGs) from across southern Queensland ... The exercise used a major flood event scenario to practice the various Local Disaster Management Group’s capabilities to respond to a request to provide evacuation centre support for a mass evacuation scenario.

We need more cops

Local Member for Condamine Pat Weir believes more staff are needed at the Cambooya and Drayton police stations, an issue that has not been made any easier by the wider staff retention crisis facing the Queensland Police Service.

On Our Selection News is a free weekly newspaper covering Cambooya, Hodgson Vale, Westbrook and the Wyreema Districts – “Dad and Dave country”.

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