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Iconic Queensland Exhibition Touches Down in Julia Creek

Media Release - 12th July 2018 The Iconic Queensland touring exhibition, showcasing artworks from 28 regional and remote Queensland artists, comes to Julia Creek from 16 th July to 7 th ...

McKinlay Shire 2018/19 Budget

McKinlay Shire Council adopted its 2018/19 Budget on 26th June 2018. Modelled on workshops and portfolio meetings, the Budget will see revenue of $21,753,973 and expenditure of $21,162,629 enabling a...

Vibrant Arts Projects Across McKinlay Shire

cKinlay Shire Council Takes out Hat Trick at Tourism Awards MEDIA RELEASE 29 th  June 2018 It has been a big year for art and culture projects in McKinlay...

McKinlay Shire Council Takes out Hat Trick at Tourism Awards

MEDIA RELEASE 6 th November 2017 McKinlay Shire Council Takes out Hat Trick at Tourism Awards McKinlay Shire Council has been recognised for its contribution to outback...

Julia Creek’s Amy Tinning named as a Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer

Julia Creek’s Amy Tinning named as a Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer

Julia Creek’s Amy Tinning has been announced as a baton bearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay. Ms Tinning will have the honour of carrying the Queen's Baton on Day 71 of the 100-day...

Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre ‘At the Creek’ takes home Tourism Excellence Award

Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre ‘At the Creek’ takes home Tourism Excellence Award

At the annual Queensland Information Centre Association (QICA) Conference and Awards held in Redcliffe in early October, the Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre (VIC) ‘At the Creek’ was recognised...

State Government’s LGGSP approves additional McKinlay Shire Council Staff Housing

State Government’s LGGSP approves additional McKinlay Shire Council Staff Housing

On 18th October 2017, the Queensland Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning announced its approval and preliminary approval of grant funding of more than $7.709...

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

MEDIA RELEASE Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games, Leader of the House To view media release please CLICK HERE