This information is circulated as part of Councils general interest in distributing information, regarding the Community 2018/19 Budget Meeting. Council would like to encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more about the NEW 2018/19 Budget to attend any one of the meetings held through out the Shire.
Meetings will be held at the following locations at listed times and dates:
1. NELIA - QCWA Hall 24th July 2018 at 3:00pm
2. JULIA CREEK - Julia Creek Civic Centre Supper Room 26th July 2018 at 6:00pm
3. KYNUNA - Blue Heeler Hotel 10th August 2018 at 10:00am
4. MCKINLAY - Crafty Old School House 10th August 2018 at 1:00pm
Click here to view the 2018/2019 Budget.
Council hopes to see you at one of the various Community Budget Meetings held across the Shire.
The Queensland Government has passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 which will forbid retailers from providing or selling single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags from 1 July 2018.
Unlike other states, biodegradable bags are included in the ban in Queensland, as these bags still pose a risk to aquatic animals, a critical part of Queensland’s marine ecosystem and tourism industry.
The ban will apply to all retailers and to the following bags:
- lightweight plastic bags, less than 35 microns thick, with handles (‘singlet’ bags) including those deemed biodegradable, degradable or compostable.
In response to the environmental change Council has provided a limited supply of "green' bags, cooler packs and produce bags to local businesses. Retailers will distribute these to locals when you next shop. The produce bags are to be used in place of the standard fruit and veggie bags normally available through grocers. Although these plastic bags are not part of the Government ban, Council is encouraging community members to rethink their use of plastic in the home in order to reduce consumption.
To find out more information on the ban including what support is available to you, click here to visit the Qld Bag Ban website.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has recently conducted primary industries impact assessments throughout the region in relation to North/North West Severe Weather (heavy rainfall and flooding) and/or STC Nora. If you have incurred damage or require more information on assistance available through DAF please contact the DAF Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 or visit www.daf.qld.gov.au/.