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Dec 12, 2020
Urgent repairs on key  Townsville water line

Urgent repairs on key Townsville water line

Townsville City Council is working to repair a ruptured 1.3m diameter pipe which supplies the Douglas Water Treatment Plant, the city’s primary water treatment facility. Major water restrictions are in force today (Saturday, December 12) for Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners as a result of the fault. Council alerts urge people to… ...

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Dec 10, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From side tippers to street sweeping, bridge building to borehole drilling and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 11 December 2020 2:00 PMWRC010516: 500.2020.0129 Provision of Quarry Plant Hire – Foxdale Quarry Whitsunday Regional CouncilMon, 14 December 2020 2:00 PMDMTSC010488: ‘All Services’ Supply and...

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Nov 26, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste services to water truck hire, chemical collection to culvert construction and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 27 November 2020 12:00 PMCHRC010467: 2020T153C – Removal of Dwellings Central Highlands Regional CouncilFri, 27 November 2020 5:00 PMCHRC010391: 2020T147S Springsure Landfill Rehab Work Ce...

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Nov 24, 2020
Camooweal facilities set for $900,000 makeover

Camooweal facilities set for $900,000 makeover

Mount Isa City Council will be carrying out a major upgrade of the Camooweal Community Hall and other works throughout the town thanks to a $909,519 grant. Camooweal works to be funded under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program include: The upgrade of the Community Hall, incorporating electrical and fire safety upgrades,… ...

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Nov 10, 2020
Resignation ‘childish’ or ‘a position of principle’?

Resignation ‘childish’ or ‘a position of principle’?

Rockhampton MP Barry O’Rourke has slammed the resignation of former Mayor Margaret Strelow as a “childish tantrum” or expensive “stunt”. Ms Strelow’s resignation this week will lead to a by-election after the State Government decided to change local government laws that would have seen previous runner-up Chris Hooper become mayor of Rockhampton. It came after a… ...

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Nov 10, 2020
Runner-up rule to change after resignation outcry

Runner-up rule to change after resignation outcry

A law change is afoot to turn around the situation that sees Rockhampton mayoral runner-up Chris Hooper in line for the title following yesterday’s shock resignation of Margaret Strelow. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said today the Palaszczuk Government would introduce and pass a bill to retrospectively amend the Local Government Act once the new… ...

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Nov 10, 2020
Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac Regional Council has approved a million-dollar COVID-19 strategic recovery plan to be implemented over the next two years. Mayor Anne Baker said the plan, unanimously adopted at a recent council meeting, had 50 separate strategies to be applied across the Isaac region. “This longer-term strategic recovery plan complements our shorter-term tactical and strategic COVID… ...

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Nov 10, 2020
Rockhampton Mayor in shock resignation

Rockhampton Mayor in shock resignation

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow announced her resignation late yesterday via social media. The shock announcement came after a Councillor Conduct Tribunal found her guilty of misconduct over a day trip to an Adani solar farm, she said. “I absolutely refute their finding. I acted at all times in accordance with my own conscience and on… ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling has installed an innovative biogas system as it moves towards a more sustainable future.  The biogas flare, installed by industry leaders LMS Energy, is a big step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the Lakes Creek Road waste management facility.  Waste to resource recovery councillor Shane Latcham said it was… ...

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