Julia Creek, Queensland
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Welcome to McKinlay Shire Council

Digital Innovation Launch Day Digital Innovation Launch Day

Council is hosting a Digital Innovation Launch Day in Julia Creek on Tuesday 20th March at the Julia Creek Civic Centre - download event flyer, course outline and registration form here.

The event will bring together a range of presenters, from business people within in-region online success to tech wizards, who will showcase current digital technologies and future trends. We hope to expose the community to this big world and inspire people to take the next step in their digital journey.
Who should attend? Graziers, teachers - mums/dads/govies, local businesses wishing to build their online presence, those interested in tourism ventures, and community residents with a general interest in technology.
Registrations - $30 includes full day program and lunch/smoko/refreshments. Payment can be made over the phone to Reception – 47467166 by Thursday 15th March.
You can find more event information, links and videos on our Facebook event page.

Outback Region to mix it with Silicon Valley at Myriad
This May, Outback regional entrepreneurs, startups or innovative businesses have the opportunity to rub shoulders with thousands from around Australia and the world, including 380 from Silicon Valley who will be attending the Myriad three day innovation festival courtesy of QANTAS and Advance Qld sponsorship. Download the information pack here.

To find out more and to apply, head to and complete an application before 9pm Sunday 18 March. Successful applications will be announced on Friday 23 March.

Financial Assistance Factsheet - DAF Financial Assistance Factsheet - DAF

SWER Line Ergon Assessment & Power Pod Project SWER Line Ergon Assessment & Power Pod Project

Currently, the power supply to your property is through a Single Wire Earth Return (SWER). Council is working with Ergon to produce energy assessments for properties. By completing this survey you have the opportunity to relay current issues and future power requirements directly with Ergon, from which a report will be provided to you and Council. 

Council has also committed to a project where we investigate the viability of Hybrid Power Pods. These pods will have the capability to supply power to remotely located stations with a 25kva power requirement. Following an Ergon assessment, your property may be eligible to go into a ballot (held at an Ordinary Council Meeting open to the public) to trial a Power Pod. There will be up to four Power Pods available, the final number depending on budget. The Power Pod will be serviced by the supplier for the duration of the experiment (up to two years depending on installation costs). During this time the property owner will be responsible for supplying diesel to the Power Pod. The Power Pod, in the form of a shipping container, will consist of solar, battery, generator and, if feasible, a wind turbine. The Power Pods would aim to be installed by May 2018.

Follow this link to complete the survey and register your interest.

Naturally Occurring Fluoride in Julia Creek’s Drinking Water Naturally Occurring Fluoride in Julia Creek’s Drinking Water

McKinlay Shire Council advises that Julia Creek’s drinking water supply contain about 3 milligrams per litre of naturally occurring fluoride. This is considerably higher than the recommended limit in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines where they recommend an upper limit of 1.5 milligrams per litre (or parts per million) of fluoride in drinking water. Please see this fact sheet for information relating to the background and management of fluoride in your drinking water.

Drinking Water Quality Management Plan Regular Audit Report dated January 2018
McKinlay Shire Council have recently completed an audit of it’s Drinking Water Quality Management Plan (DWQMP). A copy of the audit report can be viewed at the Council Reception Office during business hours or alternately a copy of the audit report can be purchased.

Mosquito Management Mosquito Management

Local Governments in Queensland in accordance with the Public Health Act 2005 are responsible for mosquito borne disease prevention and control which includes community education, mosquito surveillance and control. To find out more about how you can help eradicate the problem and assist Council click here.