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Posted on: 26 November, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 24 November, 201

Both locals and visitors continue to flock to this world class facility with an estimated 80,000 accessing the lagoon in the month of October alone.

While this is certainly an exceptional outcome for growing tourism here in our region the even more exc...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 9 November, 2018

The forum presented an opportunity for Councils in our region and other areas of Northern Australia to put forward and highlight the priority road infrastructure projects and planning that needed to be addressed by the Federal Government.

For Livings...Read on...

Posted on: 30 October, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 27 October, 2018

From a local government perspective instability at either federal or state government level can present regional communities with significant challenges, particularly when it comes to certainty with regard to planning and funding of critical major infrast...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 12 October, 2018

This week's announcement of the signing of contracts for the sale of the already approved GKI revitalisation project and associated leases to the Singapore-based Wei Chao company is certainly very positive news our region and the Queensland tourism...Read on...

Posted on: 2 October, 2018

Livingstone Mayor’s Desk - 29 September, 2018

The win was not so much about multi-national Laing O’Rouke securing the overall managing contract, but more about the Federal Government following through on their commitment to ensure the majority of contract packages went to Central Queensland based con...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 14 September, 2018


This is the 7th year of this fantastic annual community event held during Disability Action Week which provides a platform for those with a disability, carers and their families to gain support, education and the opportunities that will be the most respon...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 1 September, 2018

At the time Council had a strategic vision to develop Capricorn Coast’s first fully integrated business and industry precinct.

From humble beginnings, in what was back then a very depressed economic market, The Gateway Business and Industry Park was pr...Read on...

Posted on: 21 August, 2018

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 18 August, 2018

The investments made to date in delivering tourism infrastructure for our region, is being reflected in a renewed level of optimism and growing private sector investment.

On the Capricorn Coast the foreshore and town centre redevelopments in both Yeppo...Read on...

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...