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May 29, 2018
Emu Park enhancements enter new phase

Emu Park enhancements enter new phase

Civil works are set to begin on three of Emu Park’s main streets this week, as part of the $4.5 million Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation project in Livingstone Shire, central Queensland. Local contractor JRT Civil was successful in tendering for the works, which will include pavement upgrades, undergrounding of power, formalised carparking and… ...

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May 26, 2018
State award is child’s play for Gladstone

State award is child’s play for Gladstone

Gladstone Regional Council’s Lions Park in Gladstone city has claimed the Park of the Year award at the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Regional Awards for Queensland. The honour was announced at the Awards of Excellence Presentation Dinner in Redcliffe on May 24, held in conjunction with the 2018 PLA Queensland State Conference. The Lions… ...

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May 25, 2018
Foreshore project out to tender

Foreshore project out to tender

Whitsunday Regional Council has gone out to open tender for construction of the $6.3million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project. The project is expected to begin late July and be completed in February 2019, weather permitting. The council said it had received a small number of quotes for the works which came in above budget, and… ...

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May 24, 2018
New legislation paves way for suspensions

New legislation paves way for suspensions

Four Queensland mayors and a councillor have been suspended after new laws passed in parliament last week were signed off by Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the mayors and councillor were suspended on full pay and could not appeal the suspensions. “Under section 165 of the Local Government… ...

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May 24, 2018
Leadership and professional development

Leadership and professional development

Column by Mark Crawley Throughout my career I was fortunate to be provided with opportunities to attend conferences and workshops and was encouraged to participate in professional development when it was available, and this helped with planning my local government career. It also required some relocating to different centres to pursue my career goal, and… ...

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May 23, 2018
Councils first on the footpath to greener future

Councils first on the footpath to greener future

Queensland regional councils have been among the early adopters of technology that uses recycled polypropylene plastic for reinforcing concrete instead of the traditional steel. Developed in conjunction with researchers from James Cook University, Brisbane-based Fibercon’s Emesh product has already seen more than 50 tonnes of plastic waste diverted into construction applications – resu...

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May 23, 2018
Declaration paves way for inner city transformation

Declaration paves way for inner city transformation

The Queensland Government has declared a priority development area on 170ha within the Mackay CBD, paving the way for a raft  of revitalisation projects. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the Mackay Waterfront PDA declaration would enable Mackay Regional Council to pursue its plan to transform the city’s waterfronts and CBD…. ...

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May 23, 2018
State reveals new disaster mitigation fund

State reveals new disaster mitigation fund

The State Government has announced a new $38 million Disaster Resilience Fund to support local governments, state agencies and non-government organisations with disaster mitigation projects. State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the four-year funding package would be outlined in next month’s State Budget to ensure resilience work could get under way in… ...

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May 17, 2018
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

Foreshore protection works, stormwater systems and sewer main construction are among the projects out for tender in local government areas throughout regional Queensland this week. Click the links for further details. Closing on Description Issued By Category: Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services 22 May, 2018 TRC007540:WT44-17/18 Highfields Booster Pump Station Pipework Replacement ...

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