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McKINLAY DISAPPOINTED AT NOT RECEIVING BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUNDING

McKinlay Shire Council is extremely disappointed to have been unsuccessful in this round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Funding (BBRF). McKinlay Shire Council submitted...

VIBRANT ARTS PROJECTS FOR McKINLAY SHIRE

Projects including drawing, mosaics and traditional bush skills are amongst the latest creative projects funded through the Regional Arts Development Fund from McKinlay Shire Council, announced Mayor...

18th November 2016 Cultural Precinct Re-Opening

Julia Creek’s new $2.2 million Community and Cultural Precinct officially re-opened 18 th November, thanks to $1.2 million from the Palaszczuk Government committed in June 2015. McKinlay Shire...

18th November 2016 Punchbowl Bridge Re-Opening

Joint funding for the construction of a new bridge over the Flinders River was announced 5 th February 2016 with it being officially re-opened Friday 18 th November on site. The new bridge will...

27th July 2016 Council adopts 2016/17 Budget

After two months of meetings and deliberations McKinlay Shire Council formally adopted the 2016/17 Budget on Friday the 22nd of July. The operational budget of $33,704,236 million continues to...

19th July 2016 Unseasonal Winter Rain in the North-West

Whilst unseasonal winter rain in the North-West since last Thursday has been a welcome sight for many graziers, it has caught a lot of travellers by surprise during peak tourist season. Overnight...

16th June 2016 Shire Tour

On Thursday the 16 th of June, McKinlay Shire Council ran its maiden voyage of Shire tours for visitors. The full day tour left Julia Creek at 8:30am and took in iconic sites including the Blue...

6th April 2016 Ministerial Visit for McKinlay Shire

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson visited McKinlay Shire yesterday to meet with producers and with community representatives to discuss the issues that are important to them....

6th April 2016 McKinlay Shire's Elected Council

McKinlay Shire's newly elected council made their Declaration of Office Tuesday 5 th April at the Post Election Council meeting held in the Boardroom at Julia Creek Council Chambers.   ...

8th February 2016 New Bridge at the Flinders River Punchbowl Crossing

A new bridge over the Flinders River at the Punchbowl Crossing, approximately 40kms North East of Julia Creek, is due for construction later in 2016. In January 2016, McKinlay Shire Council was...

Trains resume on Mount Isa line

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3rd November 2015 Leading the way at the OQTA Awards Night

McKinlay Shire Council has been recognized for its contribution to outback Queensland tourism, collecting five accolades at the 2015 Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) Awards Night in...

8th October 2015 Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre cleans up at QICA Awards.

The Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre has been crowned the 2015 Queensland Visitor Information Centre of the Year. Seventy delegates from across the state descended on Caloundra for the 2015...

22nd July 2015 Daren Ginns Centre Opening

McKinlay Shire Council was proud to officially open the Daren Ginns Centre today. The Centre is a 24/7 gym and fitness area, furnished with equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, free...

14th July 2015 Regional Achievement and Community Award.

Mayor Belinda Murphy, McKinlay Shire Council encourages residents to nominate someone who is making a real difference in our community for a Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Award. ...

17th June 2015 New cultural heart to beat in the Creek

Julia Creek’s new $2.2 million Community and Cultural Precinct is on the way, thanks to $1.2 million from the Palaszczuk Government. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said...

30th May 2015 Julia Creek Abattoir Proposal

Proponents of the Abattoir Supply Chain Proposal today meet with McKinlay Shire Councillors and a small number of local producers to start the process of feedback for the project.   ...

23rd July 2014 McKinlay Shire Council 2014/15 Budget

The McKinlay Shire Council formally adopted its 2014/15 Budget and operational plan yesterday at a special meeting in Julia Creek. The overall budget includes new services and an $8.5 million dollar...

8th August 2014 McKinlay Shire Council receives Heart Foundation Local Government Award

McKinlay Shire Council has been recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease in the 2014 Heart Foundation Local Government Awards. The Highly Commended Award for populations less than...

15th July 2014 Re-Opening of Duncan McIntyre Museum

Community and visitors were invited to attend the Re-Opening of the Duncan McIntyre Museum on the 15 th July 2014. The re-opening saw many attendees including students from the state school who...