The Julia Creek Fire station is hosting an open night this coming Thursday 17 October. There will be something there for everyone with pivotal information on fighting rural fires and being prepared, all emergency services, SES and even show bags for the kids. It would be great to see you there from 5pm-8pm. More information.
Please be advised that Shire-wide Dog Baiting will occur from 21-25 October 2019.
Millungera 21 October 2019
Alva 22 October 2019
Brinard 22 October 2019
Whinmour 23 October 2019
Kynuna 24 October 2019
Proa 24 October 2019
Ernestina 25 October 2019
McKinlay 25 October 2019
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.