Centrelink/Medicare Mobile Visit Centrelink/Medicare Mobile Visit

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre is supporting rural communities by providing convenient  access to Australian Government payments and services. This specialised vehicle offers a wide range of face to face and self service assistance for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self-employed people. Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families will also be available. You can visit the Mobile Service Centre at: Peter Dawes Park on 11th April 2019.

Community Events - Save the Dates Community Events - Save the Dates

Download a .pdf our of Community Events Calendar correct as at 15th January 2019, subject to change. 

Julia RV Friendly Hosts Wanted Julia RV Friendly Hosts Wanted

We are seeking volunter Camp Hosts to assist us with the running of the Julia Creek RV Friendly Site. This opportunity would greatly suit a Caravan/RV travellers who are interested in stopping, staying and helping out in an awesome little outback Shire. For more information click here.

Further information:

Jo-Anne Butler | Tourism and Events Officer

(07) 4746 7690 | jo-anne.butler@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Queensland Plastic Bag Ban Queensland Plastic Bag Ban

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

McKinlay Shire Community Email McKinlay Shire Community Email

If you wish to keep up to date with the latest McKinlay Shire news and events, sign up to our Community Email list here.