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Posted on: 24 February, 2020

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 22 February, 2020

The establishment of The Hub has certainly demonstrated the importance of such a facility with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) putting forward The Hub in the Queensland State Bushfire Recovery Plan, as a case study and role model for integra...Read on...

Posted on: 3 February, 2020

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 1 February, 2020

The Q2 review reaffirms Council’s remarkable achievement in delivering more than $300 million in capital works and major projects over the first six years of the new Council; while still reducing the inherited liabilities of $81.2M in 2014 down to approxi...Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 07 November, 2019

Delivering backbone infrastructure including power, water and telecommunications services to Great Keppel Island (GKI) as a catalyst for tourism and regional economic growth was one of the seven priority projects recently put forward in Canberra by the Ce...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 23 November, 2019

The most recent extraordinary ‘wildfires’ that have wreaked havoc across our shire, many other parts of Queensland and the wider nation, must surely serve as a wake-up call that something has to be done to mitigate future impacts.

It has become cle...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 9 November, 2019

These national awards will be yet another huge boost for the entire region and will attract even greater numbers of visitors to the area.

The Centenary of ANZAC Memorial at Emu Park, which was created in time for the 2015 centenary celebrations, won ‘B...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 26 October, 2019

This week saw Livingstone Shire Council’s Centre of Excellence for Disaster Management (The Hub) host its first large-scale multi-agency exercise in preparation for the upcoming storm season and a full-scale workout of the Local Disaster Coordination Cent...Read on...

Posted on: 12 October, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 12 October 2019

State Governments’ GKI infrastructure investment will underpin CQ’s long-tern tourism future

The announcement this week by the Altum Property Group of their intention to advance their bid to acquire the leases and associated development approvals to bu...Read on...

Posted on: 30 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 28 September, 2019

In June this year the Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (CQROC) flagged that it intended to stand up and collectively take a united position in relation to calling on both State and Federal Governments to make substantially greater leve...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 14 September, 2019

The Fisherman’s Beach proposal was one of a number of options put forward by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in relation to establishing additional regional all-tide boat ramp facilities for ‘blue-water’ recreational fishing on the Capricorn Coast.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 31 August, 2019

With the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) expansion rapidly increasing the training area’s footprint from approximately 24.7% of our Shire’s landmass to almost 33%, it is now more than ever critical for both the new Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 16 August 2019

Planning and Securing Major Funding is the key to future Success.
Securing major funding is one of the most competitive fields with every council in Australia competing to achieve for their respective communities. Over the past 20 years Livingstone Shir...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 3 August, 2019

This annual event, now in its 17th year, transforms the Capricorn Coast into a vibrant hub of music, arts and culture.

Over the years has the Village Festival has evolved to become a showcase for regional entertainers and the arts as well as a major dr...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 20 July, 2019

When setting categories and determining appropriate rates and charges the underlying principles that every local government must consider the income earning capacity of land.

It is important to note that the introduction of NOOR categories was also a k...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 6 July, 2019

While under the requirements of the current Local Government Act the mayor is tasked with presenting the budget, I have always ensured and required that every councillor to be part of the process from start to finish.

That process has involved strategi...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor's Desk - 22 June, 2019

This week Cr Nigel Hutton, in his capacity as Acting Mayor, was overwhelmingly supported with a motion he put forward to formally invite both Minister for Defence, the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Melissa Price MP to vis...Read on...

Posted on: 11 June, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 8 June, 2019

Moving forward I believe the most effective way for greater Central Queensland to be heard, and negotiate a ‘fair go’ that will deliver real results for our region, will be through the collective voice of a unified combined Regional Organisation of Counci...Read on...

Posted on: 27 May, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 25 May, 2019

It has also reinforced the fact that regional voters are no longer blindly following traditional party politics.

Importantly both the election and this week’s campaign initiated by the Morning Bulletin to help advance a resolution of the Adani approval...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 27 April, 2019

This is to make a commitment to addressing the grossly unfair Shoalwater Bay Army Training Area (SWBTA) expansion plans.

While the Federal Government continues to keep Livingstone Shire Council and the community in the dark as to the full extent of lan...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2019

Livingstone Shire Mayor’s Desk - 13 April, 2019

With the federal election now called, the next five weeks will determine what additional funding commitments our community can secure from the two major parties who are likely to have the ability to form Government.

The key area of tourism infrastructu...Read on...