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Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 4 August, 2018

Successive pro-active budgets now have our community well on track to realise those goals.

The 2018-19 budget is focussed on consolidation, and importantly on creating the frame to realise another goal of putting council in the position to keep future ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 21 July, 2018

Ownership and inclusiveness in the process is what brings out the very best in any team and is especially important when setting the budget framework to realise long-term goals and the collective vision for our community.

This year Livingstone undertoo...Read on...

Posted on: 10 July, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 7 July, 2018

This will be the sixth budget Livingstone Shire has brought down since Livingstone residents regained their independence and is a budget focussed on consolidation.

The necessary and deliberate strategies of previous budgets was to regain economic momen...Read on...

Posted on: 25 June, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 23 June 2018

at the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly (NGA) held in Canberra last week.

The motion, resoundingly supported by more than 95% of delegates, calls on both the Australian and State Governments to adopt policies that maxim...Read on...

Posted on: 11 June, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 9 June 2018

In my last Mayor’s Desk I called for continued and increased investment from both the State and Federal Governments in providing greater levels of infrastructure funding for regional Queensland.

I would like to make it very clear that this call for act...Read on...

Posted on: 26 May, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 26 May, 2018

Australian Bureau of Statistics data has identified that the difference in the median search time for a job between Brisbane and regional Queensland areas was 10 weeks compared to up to a year in regional areas.

Continued long-term major investment in ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 May, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 11 May, 2018

Like the Centenary of Anzac Precinct and foreshore revitalisation in Emu Park, the Yeppoon Lagoon will be a signature tourist attraction for the region as well as a magnificent recreational destination for local families and visitors to enjoy.

The econ...Read on...

Posted on: 28 April, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 28 April, 2018

With last month marking the 10 year anniversary of Tower Holdings closing of the GKI main resort, it was certainly timely for the State Government to take decisive action to require the developer to make a start on delivering their already fully approved ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 16 April, 2018

Council has been progressively turning its focus toward consolidation of our Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP).

This shift in focus is designed to underpin Council's goal of long-term financial sustainability, resilience and an organisation struct...Read on...