Community Notices

Road Closure - Burke Street Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Burke Street will be closed Tuesday 23rd February 2021 from 7:00am - 12:00pm between Goldring Street intersection and the entry to Lions Park to undertake concrete works. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Flushing of the Water Mains - McKinlay and Kynuna

Council will be conducting flushing of the water mains on Wednesday 24th February 2021. These will be conducted in McKinlay and Kynuna, and might be some pressure fluctuations while flushing. These works will start at 10:00am at Kynuna and approximately at 1:00pm at McKinlay.

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Julia Creek Smart Hub Opening

The McKinlay Shire Community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of the Julia Creek Smart Hub, located at the site of the former Julia Creek Medical Centre. This project, jointly funded by Queensland Government and McKinlay Shire Council, converted the Medical Centre into a digital innovation hub with houses high speed internet, high quality video conferencing facilities and the latest technologies, in order to stimulate and support economic development in the region.

When: 16 February, 4:00-5:00pm, 56 Burke Street

Julia Creek CSA - Junior & Senior Rugby League 2021

With rugby league season approaching, the CSA are encouraging potential players of all ages and abilities to register their interest at the link below. All you need to do is type in your postcode and follow the prompts.

Shire-wide Planned Power Outages

  • Sunday, 21 February, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Business EDGE Workshops - 25-26 February

Workshops tailored specifically for up and coming producers, providing an opportunity for them to build business skills with other young producers. Register now to get the early bird discount.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop

Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. You can attend a FREE workshop in Richmond that affers the following:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety

When: Tuesday & Wednesday, 13-14 April 2021
Where: Supper Room, Goldring Street Richmond
Full Details

Contact Stephanie Fields for more info or to register: 4719 3377  |

Census Job Opportunities

Australia's next national Census will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Due to the planning required in this massive undertaking, new job opportunities in Census work are popping up for both major cities and regional areas of Australia.

Containers for Change

In light of COVID-19 developments our Containers for Change representative, Ian, will be only doing a "drop and go" service until further notice. this means you need a Scheme ID to receive you container refund via direct deposit, no cash will be given out. You can easily sign up for your Scheme ID on the Containers for Change website.

Next Stop:
6 March 2021, 8am-12pm - Lions Park, Julia Creek
Visit Containers for Change to find out what you can recycle.

Alliance Airlines Connects Cloncurry with Brisbane and Townsville

From 2 February, Alliance Airlines will offer the general public seats for sale on regular services for Mining Company MMG between Brisbane and Cloncurry and Townsville and Cloncurry, giving our region additional schedule options for flights from Cloncurry. Seats are limited and available for sale up to 4 weeks before the date of departure.

Drought Community Support Initiative

This Australian Government funded grant provides a one-off $3,000 payment to farmers, farm workers, suppliers and contractors in the McKinlay Shire.
Criteria Details  |  Apply Now

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.

FAQs  |  Factsheet Website

Small Business Recovery Centre

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training supports Queensland small businesses to reach their full potential. They have created the Small Business Recovery Centre to provide personalised assistance to help your business succeed.

Contact the Small Business Recovery Centre to discuss support and mentoring services, and access advice on financial assistance, insurance and other business matters. More Details

Contact: 0459 873 781 |

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