Fire Ban in Effect - 9 to 13 December 2019
A Fire Ban is current from 0001 Monday 9 December until 2359 Friday 13 December 2019 in the following local government areas:
Charters Towers, Flinders, McKinlay, and Richmond local government areas.
For more information see the Fire Ban Declaration
Start Date: 09/12/2019 12:05 AM
End Date: 13/12/2019 11:55 PM
Public Notice - Road Closure
McKinlay Mini Readers
Every Monday morning from 9am at the McKinlay library.
Containers for Change
Containers for Change - Lions Park, Julia Creek - first Saturday of every month
7 December 2019 - 8am-2pm
Get your recycling ready! Visit Containers for Change to find out what you can recycle.
JCSS Prep 2020
Shire-wide Dog Baiting
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
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.
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